Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
Did you know that you can have straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile in just two weeks? Most people who want to straighten their teeth avoid treatment because they don’t want to wear cumbersome braces or aligner trays for an extended amount of time. With instant orthodontics, we can improve the appearance of your smile in just two dental appointments. At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Sol Weiss uses natural-looking e.max® porcelain veneers to mask alignment issues and give the teeth a straighter and more uniform appearance. To find out if you are a good candidate for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers, contact our Toronto practice today.
Instant Orthodontic Candidates
If you have minor orthodontic issues such as crooked teeth, gaps between your teeth, or a rotated tooth, we may be able to use porcelain veneers to conceal these imperfections and produce a more uniform façade. If you have a misshaped tooth, we can extend the length or width of the veneer to improve proportion. Veneers can also be used to make the smile appear brighter and whiter. In these ways, veneers offer some advantages over traditional orthodontic treatments, which only improve the alignment of the teeth, and do not address flaws with the teeth themselves.
Patients with more severe orthodontic issues are probably better suited to traditional orthodontic treatment. For example, if you have underbite, overbite, or bite misalignment issues, veneers may not produce the best results. Similarly, if you have extreme crowding, braces may be needed to move the teeth into their desired positions.
Patients who elect to have porcelain veneers placed should understand that we will remove some tooth enamel from the teeth. This enables us to hide the tooth misalignment issues without the veneers looking too bulky. But because we remove some natural tooth structure, patients will always require that fabrication or restoration be placed on the tooth.
Instant Orthodontics Treatment Process
The porcelain veneer treatment process requires two dental appointments. During the first scheduled appointment, we will prepare the teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. We will also design the veneers and take impressions of the prepared teeth. We then send the design specifications and impressions to a dental lab, where technicians will craft your custom veneers. It takes the dental lab about two weeks to fabricate the veneers. During this two-week period, you will wear temporary veneers, which we will place at the end of your first treatment appointment.
When you return to our office for your final appointment, we will check the fit and look of the veneers against your teeth. If Dr. Weiss and the patient are satisfied, we will attach the veneers to the teeth using strong and durable dental cement. We will then make any desired adjustments to the veneers. The end result is teeth that appear straighter, proportionately sized, and bright white.
To find out if you are a good candidate for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers, contact The Art of Dentistry today.
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