Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
If you have crooked teeth or spacing issues that affect your smile, you may think braces are your only option. However, there are more procedures worth considering than traditional orthodontics. Dr. Ray T. Chow may recommend porcelain veneers, a versatile smile makeover and instant orthodontics option for crooked teeth. Numerous Victoria, BC patients have benefited from getting porcelain veneers placed to improve the alignment and symmetry of their smile.
The team at Elements Dental would like to consider this “instant orthodontics” option and how it compares to braces and traditional orthodontic care. As you’ll learn, porcelain veneers may be just what you need.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are affixed to the front portions of the teeth. When a porcelain veneer is in place, it masks cosmetic imperfections that affect the tooth. Since the porcelain veneers are semi-translucent, they blend in seamlessly with the structure of your natural teeth. When people are up close, they won’t be able to tell that a porcelain veneer has been placed.
Why Are the Results Considered Instant Orthodontics?
Once porcelain veneers are on, the results are immediate. The aesthetic benefits are clear once you look in the mirror and smile. Since porcelain veneers can mask many spacing and alignment issues, they can achieve the results of orthodontic treatment in an instant. Hence the name “instant orthodontics.”
We have helped many patients with crooked teeth at our Victoria practice thanks to the use of porcelain veneers.
Alignment Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Treat
Porcelain veneers can be used to treat the following cosmetic problems:
- Tooth gaps
- Crooked teeth
- Asymmetrical teeth
- Uneven tooth size
In addition to the above issues with spacing and crookedness, porcelain veneers can also be used to treat tooth discoloration, dental stains, chips, and cracks.
The Results of Porcelain Veneers Treatment
Thanks to porcelain veneers treatment, patients can have a smile that looks perfectly aligned. It’s great for spacing and symmetry issues on the front teeth, and can give you the confidence you need in your personal and professional life. The results of porcelain veneers treatment can last for about a decade, at which point new veneers will be needed to replace the old ones.
Many patients who get porcelain veneers placed at our practice are satisfied with the results.
Instant Orthodontics vs. Traditional Orthodontics
Instant orthodontics should never be confused with a traditional orthodontic treatment. While instant orthodontics is great for aesthetic issues with tooth alignment, traditional orthodontic care is a better option for people who suffer from malocclusion that impacts dental health. Only the use of braces and other orthodontic appliances can properly address these more serious problems with tooth alignment.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
The best way to find out if porcelain veneers are a good option for you is to visit our Victoria dental center for a consultation. During this consultation, we can assess your dental health and wellness and let you know if porcelain veneers is good for your case, or if traditional orthodontic treatment would be more ideal.
We are here to help you have the healthiest smile possible, and we look forward to your visit.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
For more information about the uses of porcelain veneers and whether or not they are right for you, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. You can reach Dr. Chow and his team by phone at (250) 382-5233.