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Porcelain Veneers to Correct Crowded Teeth – 1 Option for a Beautiful Smile!

We’re often asked what is the “BEST” way to make a person’s smile the way they’ve always wished; should they do orthodontics (braces), should they have a “gum lift” (esthetic crown-lengthening), should they choose veneers?  Of course the answer is, “It depends.”   Each has advantages, each has disadvantages, so you must personally weigh each option very carefully to make the most informed decision for yourself.  The option that many choose for correcting crooked teeth, though, is that of Porcelain Veneers.

Veneers, also known as Laminate Veneers, are very thin porcelain shells, individually hand-crafted by a skilled laboratory technician, that are bonded onto the teeth.  There must be clear and excellent communication between the patient, the dentist, and the laboratory, for veneers can truly be customized to create the look that you want: Shape/Contour, Translucency, Color, Brightness…..

Veneers single biggest advantage over Braces is the speed with which a smile makeover can be completed.  Unless there are complicating factors (and there often are, so it’s wise to be prepared), a Smile Makeover can be completed with veneers in only 3-4 weeks.  Of course, the disadvantages are that some healthy tooth structure must be removed so the teeth don’t look like horses’ teeth, and the fee is usually significantly higher.

To demonstrate the remarkable difference that can be achieved with Porcelain Veneers to correct crowded teeth, here’s Linda:

Linda’s veneers (10 on the top, 10 on the lower teeth) were completed 6 years ago and are still providing Linda the smile she’d wanted since she was a child but never had.

Coming very soon: Short-Term Adult Orthodontics, or “Get your crowded front teeth straightened in just 6 months, not 2-3 years, with braces!”

Crowded teeth made straight in only 3 weeks with 16 Porcelain Veneers

Crowded teeth made straight in only 3 weeks with 16 Porcelain Veneers

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December 13, 2008 - Posted by | Cosmetic dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Smile Makeover | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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