Can Veneers Give Me a Straighter Smile?

Can Veneers Give Me a Straighter Smile?

If you’re looking for a quick fix for straighter teeth, we have the answer for you!

Veneers can transform your teeth’s appearance in just a few visits at SPA Dental Group. We have locations in New York City and Washington, DC, where our expert teams can provide the smile of your dreams.

How to know if veneers are right for you

If you want straighter teeth without the time and effort it takes to wear braces or clear aligners, then you may want to consider veneers. They treat many cosmetic dental issues with long-lasting benefits for teeth that are:

And yes, if your teeth are crooked or misaligned, they can even give you straight teeth.

How veneers work to correct crooked teeth

Each veneer is applied on the front of each tooth, giving it a brand new surface. That means we can design them to correct teeth that are crowded, at odd angles, and even overlap. We have the experience to create a smooth and beautifully balanced smile for you.

The procedure works like this: On your first visit, we shave a tiny portion of your enamel on the front of your tooth, leaving enough room to place a custom-crafted veneer. We continue this process for your other teeth to create a straight smile.

Then, we take an impression and send it to a lab for your custom-designed veneers. In the meantime, you wear a set of temporary ones.

At your second visit, we make sure your new customized veneers fit well and that you’re happy with their appearance. We then affix them permanently to the front of your teeth with a special dental cement that hardens when we activate it using a special light.

You walk out the door with a whole new look when you smile!

When veneers might not be right for you

Before determining whether you’re a candidate for veneers, we first evaluate your oral health to find out if you qualify for the procedure. 

Here are a few issues that could interfere:

Tooth decay

If you have a cavity, we would need to treat it before we can place a veneer. Putting a veneer over compromised enamel could cause significant complications, leaving you with more issues in the future.

Gingivitis

Gum disease can cause your gums to bleed and possibly recede. Placing veneers could cause additional bleeding, swollen gums, and a poor fit. 

We can determine if veneers will work for you after we treat your gingivitis

Teeth grinding

Although veneers are durable, chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) can chip or fracture your veneers. We can look at treatable options for your bruxism, such as wearing a custom mouth guard at night.

No matter what concerns or questions you have about your oral health, treatments, or cosmetic dental procedures, we have answers and solutions.

Schedule a consultation at the location nearest you in the Midtown East area of Manhattan, New York, and Washington, DC. Give us a call or click here to request an appointment online today.

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