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Do I need to get My Teeth Straightened before Getting Veneers?

Kingston TN

Many people dream of having perfectly straight teeth, but either don’t want braces or prefer a quicker way to perfect their smile. Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can produce results within a couple of weeks. Results appear natural, and your teeth will look perfectly white, straight, and evenly-sized. You may be curious, though, if your teeth need to be straight before getting veneers. Today on the blog, we’ll answer that question.

Understanding Veneers

Veneers are thin shell-like covers that get applied to the front of teeth. You may receive veneers on a single tooth with an aesthetic issue, or have them installed on all your teeth. LakeView Dental Arts works with veneers made of two materials: dental porcelain or a composite.  No matter which option you choose, the veneers conceal aesthetic flaws in the tooth or teeth being treated and can be customized to match the shade of your surrounding teeth. If placing veneers on all visible teeth, a whiter shade can be chosen to immediately and permanently brighten your smile.

If you receive porcelain veneers, the process typically involves removing a small portion of your natural tooth enamel to allow the veneers to bond securely to the tooth’s surface. Digital X-rays and impressions are taken for the lab to use to fabricate your veneers. Temporary veneers are placed over your teeth during this process, and it usually takes about two weeks for your final restoration to be ready and bonded to your teeth.

Composite veneers are much more convenient. In many cases, no prep is required on the tooth or teeth being treated, and your new veneer usually can be placed during a single dental appointment.

Do my teeth have to be straight?

No matter which type of veneer you choose, veneers are an excellent treatment for a wide array of aesthetic issues, including mild crookedness. Your cosmetic dentist in Kingston can use veneers to correct mild crookedness, covering the front of your teeth to give the appearance of straight teeth, although this does not correct the crookedness itself. In most cases, you should not require orthodontics or braces before getting veneers. However, the decision depends on the individual diagnosis from your LakeView dentist. If your teeth significantly overlap, applying a veneer to a tooth that is partially or entirely covered by another tooth can be challenging. In such cases, your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment of your teeth before considering veneers.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kingston, Tennessee

Imagine seeing a smile full of straight, bright, flawless teeth every time you look in a mirror. Feeling good about your smile can give you an extra boost of energy and confidence to help you get through your day. If you’re unhappy with your smile and considering veneers, LakeView Dental Arts can address your concerns and explore how we can help you restore your smile and self-confidence. To learn more about porcelain veneers, or to find out which cosmetic dental procedure might be the right treatment for you, visit our website to schedule an appointment or give us a call at (865) 376-9687 today.

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