Did you know that there have been studies that indicate one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smile? This may be especially surprising considering the vast number of options out there that are meant to correct dental issues such as crooked teeth. If you are seeking a fix for crooked teeth, Dr. Michael Stern and his staff in Willoughby Hills, OH offer veneers that will have you showing off that smile again in no time!
Dental veneers are a popular option for improving the appearance of your teeth. A veneer is an incredibly thin shell (porcelain or composite) that is bonded to the surface of your teeth and can cover several cosmetic dental issues, including crooked teeth. It’s cost effective when compared to other procedures.
How can a veneer fix crooked teeth?
It’s true that the only way to truly fix crooked teeth is through a procedure that will straighten them, such as clear aligners or braces. A veneer won’t straighten your teeth, but if a crooked tooth is merely a cosmetic inconvenience that you want to correct immediately, then veneers can be a wonderful option.
When veneers are placed over crooked teeth, the tooth will appear straight and natural. Veneers are great for concealing crooked teeth because they are custom designed to the patient and will match the appearance of surrounding teeth in both shape and color. Veneers are also a great option for patients with stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth as well and can even address issues with small gaps between the teeth.
How do dental veneers work?
Getting a dental veneer is a simple and stress-free process. When you come into Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, Dr. Stern will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth receiving the veneers so that they can sit flush with the gum line. He will then take an impression of your teeth and send that to a lab where your veneers will be created. Once Dr. Stern receives the veneers, you’ll come back in for placement. This entire process takes about 10 days.
Once the veneers are applied, you will have a smile you are proud to show off again. If you are interested in receiving veneers, please give Dr. Stern a call today at (440) 210-0999 to set up a consultation.