Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth By Dr. Dan Whiting on December 01, 2020

woman with crooked tooth receiving a porcelain veneer

If you have crooked teeth and would like to straighten them, these days there are many options available. One of the quickest ways to achieve a straight smile is by applying porcelain veneers. Unlike traditional orthodontic techniques, veneers can be finished within one month. At Smiles for Life, serving Harrisonburg, VA, and Staunton, VA, our doctors are highly trained in porcelain veneer treatment for crooked teeth.

Porcelain veneers are small, yet durable ceramic shells placed on the front of your teeth. Because we can place them exactly to fit your surrounding teeth, they blend in and appear natural, giving the illusion of a straighter smile. Learn why porcelain veneers for crooked teeth may be right for you.

Custom-Made for Your Smile

One of the best features of porcelain veneers is their adaptability. Each veneer is custom designed to fit your smile and look as natural as possible. We provide an impression of your teeth, as well as photos of your smile and face to our partner lab. This ensures the ceramists create veneers that are the correct color, size, and shape for your dental anatomy. 

At Smiles for Life, we offer minimal-prep veneers along with traditional veneers. Minimal-prep veneers require little to no tooth reshaping, only a slight removal of enamel to ensure a strong bond. They are thinner, but still durable. However, these are not suitable for all cosmetic issues, so your dentist will consult with you regarding which type is most suitable.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

The advantages of porcelain veneers are numerous. In addition to fixing crooked teeth, traditional veneers can eliminate cosmetic dental issues such as:

  • Gaps in teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Smaller teeth
  • Crowded teeth

If you are experiencing any of the above, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Come in for a consultation and we will discuss how veneers can help treat the issues above.

Confidence Boost

A straighter smile can do wonders for your self-assurance. Patients have reported a boost in self-confidence and overall feeling better about their smile after receiving veneers. At Smiles for Life Staunton, we want to see you wear your smile proudly. Porcelain veneers can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

Costs and Timeline

Generally speaking, the process of receiving veneers takes around two to four weeks. This can depend on a few different factors – for example, we may need to reshape the tooth slightly, or our partner lab may have a lot of commissions at the time.

Depending on the overall oral health of the teeth in question, dental work may need to be done before veneers can be applied. As far as costs, porcelain veneers cost around $925 to $2,500 per tooth on average.

Veneer Maintenance

Much like your natural teeth and other dental work, porcelain veneers require daily maintenance and cleaning to maintain their appearance and integrity. Because they are only bonded to one side of the tooth, they are more susceptible to breaking off or cracking. Here at Smiles for Life, we recommend the following guidelines for keeping your veneers intact:

  • Avoid hard foods like candy, fruit pits, etc.
  • Avoid chewing ice
  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Do not use metal dental cleaning tools

The main takeaway here is to avoid trauma and damage. Treat your veneers well and they can last for years to come.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to know more about porcelain veneers or other dentistry, our expert dental team at Smiles for Life Harrisonburg are ready to meet with you and answer your questions. Get in touch with us by calling (540)-828-2312 or by going online to schedule an appointment today.

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The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
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To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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