Composite Veneers are a popular and conservative cosmetic treatment. These thin coverings (shells) made from composite or porcelain are bonded over the teeth and last for many years before needing to be replaced. Many people get composite veneers to cover up stained, discoloured or chipped teeth. When a patient has crooked teeth, however, getting veneers is not so straightforward.
To determine whether you can get veneers on crooked teeth, dentists take into account considerations such as:
How Many Teeth need to be veneered?
The severity of your crooked and misaligned teeth will be considered during consultation, however in some cases orthodontic treatment is the best option, especially if you have multiple crooked teeth or dental overcrowding. If it is a mild issue, or only a few teeth with no occlusion problems, composite veneers can be used.
Minor or Major Misalignment?
Simply having a crooked tooth does not always rule out getting veneers. A veneer can fix a position of a tooth, and make it look straight. If a patient’s dental misalignment is minor such as having a slightly crooked tooth with no jaw or bite issues, veneers are an option.
Is This An Orthodontic Issue?
Straightening and correcting any misalignment is an orthodontic issue. Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry, they can give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile but they do not actually straighten your natural teeth.
Dental Veneers in East Bentleigh
Every patient’s circumstances are unique. While the above factors may help you to understand dentists’ considerations before recommending veneers, only a professional dental consultation can determine your eligibility. If you have crooked teeth and are interested in getting veneers, book a consultation with Jacobson Dental in Bentleigh East today.