Many people have crooked teeth – but who has the time to get braces? And who wants to go through the process, pain, expense, and the embarrassment of metal braces? If your teeth are only mildly crooked, there are options available to you for fixing them without the hassle of metal braces!
There are many advantages to getting porcelain veneers, and one of these is that they can be used to help teeth that are crooked.
Porcelain veneers are thin “shells” that fit over your teeth. Besides helping the appearance of crooked teeth, they also help to correct teeth that are chipped and discolored (so discolored that tooth whitening does not help). They are tough and durable and can last for decades. They are custom made for you, to match the color of your other teeth or to make your teeth look white and bright. They are easy to take care of; all you have to do is brush and floss as you normally do. They are stain-resistant and won’t become discolored like natural teeth do. And, they look very natural – people will only notice that your teeth look great.
The time it takes to get veneers to cover up crooked teeth is also much, much shorter than the time it takes to get and maintain braces. It typically only takes two appointments to get veneers: one appointment to discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals and for the dentist to take an impression of your teeth, and one appointment for the fitting of the veneers.
There is no recovery time, no return trips to the dentist every few months (as there would be with braces), and no pain – patients report there is not even any discomfort involved. The only preparation needed for the veneers is to remove a layer of enamel.
If you are looking for ways to fix crooked teeth but don’t want to bother with wearing braces for years, porcelain veneers may be the answer for you! If you are interested in porcelain veneers or other cosmetic options, call the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas, for an appointment. Call (713) 668-2289 today!