Teeth with porcelain veneersIf your front teeth are crooked, you may avoid smiling because you feel self-conscience about your appearance. There are several dental treatments to correct crooked teeth, but one of the fastest ways to enhance your smile is with porcelain veneers. From start to finish, veneers take only a few appointments over the course of about a month.

Dr. Steven Hochfelder of Lake Mary Dentistry in Lake Mary, FL, has the knowledge and experience to explain why porcelain veneers are an excellent option for crooked teeth.

Porcelain veneers are thin, durable porcelain shells that are adhered to the front surface of teeth that show when a person smiles. They can cover many cosmetic flaws, including crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-shaded and precisely placed so that they will give your smile a natural appearance. Let’s look at how porcelain veneers for crooked teeth can help you.

Porcelain Veneers are Custom-Fitted to Your Teeth

Your smile is unique. As Lake Mary Dentistry, we want to preserve that uniqueness while we restore health and beauty. Dr. Hochfelder has two methods for placing veneers.

One method is traditional. The first step is to adjust the teeth that will be veneered. A small portion of enamel is removed to make room for the veneers.

Next, we will make an impression of your teeth and take pictures of your smile and your face. The dental impression and photos will then be sent to the lab that Dr. Hochfelder has been using for 27 years. There, your high-quality e.max porcelain veneers will be made. We will check and adjust them to an excellent fit during your second appointment.

The second method we offer is no-prep. No enamel will be removed from your teeth, so a healthy tooth structure is preserved. However, no-prep veneers are typically only used on patients with very minor cosmetic flaws. They probably aren’t ideal for crooked teeth. At our Lake Mary dental office, Dr. Hochfelder will help you determine the best type of veneers for your smile.

Benefits of Veneers

Porcelain veneers have many benefits and solve an array of dental imperfections. Not only can they eliminate the cosmetic issue of crooked teeth, but they also correct:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Gaps and uneven spacing between teeth

If you have any of these concerns with your smile, veneers may be the perfect treatment option.

Boost Your Confidence

Crooked teeth can diminish self-confidence. With porcelain veneers, you will enjoy more confidence, which often translates into greater opportunities relationally, socially, and professionally. We have witnessed the life-changing benefits of veneers in many patients through the years. Are you next?

Treatment Timeline

The process of placing porcelain veneers averages about one month.

  1. At your first visit, we will discuss veneers and evaluate your oral health.
  2. If all is well with your oral health, the second visit will involve reviewing your treatment plan, prepping your teeth, taking an impression, and then placing temporary veneers.
  3. At the final visit, we’ll replace your temporary restorations with custom-fabricated porcelain veneers. First, we’ll check their fit, then permanently secure them in place.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

If you want to know how porcelain veneers can give you straight teeth and a head-turning smile, our team at Lake Mary Dentistry is ready to help you. Contact us online or by phone today in Lake Mary at (407) 321-8900 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hochfelder.