Can You Fix Crooked Teeth With Veneers?
Did you know some studies show that one-third of adults in the U.S. are unhappy with their smile? That’s a surprising statistic, especially considering the variety of dental options available to brighten smiles and fix crooked, damaged, or missing teeth.
Dental veneers are one of the most popular and time saving options for improving the appearance of teeth. Dental veneers consist of a fingernail-thin porcelain or composite shell that is bonded to the surface of your teeth and can be used to address a range of cosmetic dental issues at a fraction of the cost of other procedures. If you’re thinking of improving your smile with dental veneers, here’s what you need to know:
Can dental veneers fix crooked teeth?
Technically, the only way to truly “fix” crooked teeth is to straighten them with braces or clear aligners. However, dental veneers can cover crooked teeth for a perfectly straight appearance that looks completely natural. Dental veneers are also great options for teeth that are stained, worn, discolored, chipped, or misshapen, and they can even address small gaps between teeth and minor misalignment issues.
How do dental veneers work?
Getting dental veneers for minor misalignment issues only takes a few weeks. The process is simple: once your dentist makes a putty model or digital image of your mouth and sends it to a dental lab to make the custom veneers, you only have to wait a couple of weeks before the thin, natural-looking veneers are ready to bond to your teeth. The time spent in the dental chair is minimal, and you’ll leave the office with a more uniform appearance to your teeth, which will allow people to focus on your beautiful smile rather than your chipped, gapped, or crooked teeth.
How much to dental veneers cost?
Dental veneers are made with two types of material: porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers last longer (about 10 to 15 years) and are more stain-resistant than composite veneers, so they cost a bit more, around $925-$2,500 per tooth. Composite veneers last about 5 to 7 years and are priced around $250-$1,500 per tooth.
Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?
The first step in the dental veneer process is to set up a consultation with your dentist or a dental specialist to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. While every case is different, most good candidates for dental veneers will have teeth that are generally in good shape, a healthy bite, and minimal issues with gaps or alignment.
Enhance your smile with dental veneers at San Diego Dental Specialty Center
If your confidence is lacking because you’re afraid to show the world your smile, it’s time to get the bright, straight-looking teeth you deserve with dental veneers. The dental specialists at San Diego Dental Specialty Center are here to guide you through the dental veneer process and answer all your questions. To set up a free consultation, give us a call at (619) 272-6246 or fill out our contact form.