If you have spent years being dissatisfied with your smile, porcelain veneers could be the option you are looking for. At Dr. Shane Nelson‘s dental offices in Overland Park, KS, we want our patients educated on all of the great dental options available to them. To find out what you need to know about porcelain veneers, continue reading.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are an excellent dental service that can completely transform your smile. A porcelain veneer is a porcelain covering placed to fit on the front of each tooth. The veneer will give the teeth an esthetically pleasing look. Veneers preserve more natural tooth structure than having a full coverage crown placed.
Who Should Get Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are a good option for people who have:
- Gaps in teeth
- Chips in teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
Can I Get Veneers If I Have Misaligned Teeth?
To determine if veneers would be an option for you, you will need to discuss your oral health with Dr. Shane Nelson. The dentist will be able to determine if this is a suitable treatment for you. If veneers are not a good option for you, Dr. Nelson can discuss other options to improve your smile.
It is recommended to correct any malocclusion or misalignment concerns, if necessary, before placing veneers. Correcting malocclusion or misalignment can often be accomplished through traditional braces or clear aligners, but may require other forms of therapy such as palatal expansion or orthotic therapy, before proceeding. For those who have only a mild misalignment, clear aligners can often solve the problem. Once the misalignment is corrected, veneers can be placed on the teeth to complete your smile transformation.
If more serious orthodontic care is needed, you can discuss this with the dentist during your visit.
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