Instant Orthodontics Candidates
By Joan Kirschner on July 24, 2013
You probably know what orthodontics is since it's a relatively common term that's been around for quite some time. You may not be aware of instant orthodontics, however. From the name, you'd probably assume that it's some kind of quick-acting braces or special headgear, but in actuality, it's something much different: instant orthodontics refers to the use of porcelain dental veneers.
Our Plymouth cosmetic dentist and the entire team here would like to take a few minutes to go over the basics of porcelain dental veneers so you have a good understanding of what they can achieve.
Porcelain Dental Veneers - The Basics
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially crafted dental ceramic. These thin shells fit right over the front portions of the teeth, creating a much more aesthetically pleasing appearance in the process. We use them at our cosmetic dentistry center in Plymouth to address a wide variety of aesthetic problems and achieve excellent smile makeover results.
Dental Problems That Porcelain Dental Veneers Can Address
Porcelain veneers are a great option to consider to address the following dental problems:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Uneven/crooked teeth
- Stained/discolored teeth
- Spacing issues between teeth
Best Candidates for Porcelain Dental Veneers
The best candidates for porcelain dental veneers are people who experience any of the dental problems listed above. We should note that porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution, which means that patients should be in otherwise good dental health despite having the problems listed above.
The Procedure for Placing Porcelain Dental Veneers
During the procedure to place Plymouth porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth structure will have to be removed in order accommodate the veneer itself. Once prepped, an impression is taken of the tooth so that the final porcelain veneer can be custom molded to the tooth. Your dentist will carefully ensure the proper fit of the porcelain veneer before adhering it in place.
Treatment Alternatives to Porcelain Dental Veneers
As we mentioned above, porcelain veneers are predominantly a cosmetic treatment, so patients who have serious problems with chips and cracks will need more substantial restorative treatment rather than mere smile makeover treatments.
For more serious matters regarding dental health, the use of dental restorations such as dental crowns is one option to consider. More serious dental alignment issues can be addressed using traditional orthodontics, such as braces. There are even other aesthetic treatments to consider that may be better for the patient, such as the use of teeth whitening or dental bonding.
During your visit to the practice, we will be sure to go over all of your options for treatment in full detail so that you can achieve the best possible dental health results as well as a beautiful smile.
Schedule a Consultation for a Total Smile Makeover
For more information about porcelain veneers and your many other treatment options for advanced dental care, be sure to contact our Plymouth cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and going over all of your options for advanced dental care treatment.
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