Imperfections near the front of the smile that are having a negative effect on its appearance are often causing patients to feel self-conscious about socializing with others. These issues can alter how a patient talks, laughs, and interacts with their friends and family. This embarrassment doesn’t have to be a lifelong problem. Instead, patients who have imperfections on their anterior teeth, including misalignment, may want to speak to a cosmetic dentist in Minot, ND about their concerns.
How can I address misalignment?
Some patients have considerable misalignment of their teeth, called malocclusion. In most cases, patients with several teeth out of place or misaligned may be considered an appropriate candidate for orthodontic treatment. However, there are some patients who are better suited for alternative cosmetic solutions such as porcelain veneers. When just one or two teeth near the front of the dental arch are misaligned, the placement of one or two porcelain veneers over these teeth can create the illusion of proper alignment—and avoid the placement of orthodontic appliances such as traditional metal bracket and wire braces.
Porcelain veneers are a wonderful alternative to orthodontic treatment. They can quickly alleviate issues where gaps or spaces have developed from misalignment. These restorations can also cover other imperfections that may impact these teeth, such as permanent staining ,chips, or unusual shapes. These versatile restorations are commonly placed at Broadway Family Dentistry and are often recommended for patients making minor changes to their smiles appearance.
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
Porcelain veneers are best used on anterior teeth. These are the teeth that are located near the front of the smile, sometimes referred to as the “social six.” Veneers are not used on teeth near the back of the mouth, such as molars. Instead, these teeth are better suited for restorations such as dental crowns. They are also made of porcelain, but are thicker and stronger, allowing them to withstand chewing forces without breaking.
Considering veneers instead of orthodontic treatment?
Call Broadway Family Dentistry today at (701) 839-1299 to schedule a consultation appointment with Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen. Our dental family is conveniently located in Minot, ND at 1839 South Broadway Street and is always accepting new patients into our advanced dental facility.