The vast majority of Americans believe that people with good teeth are more attractive. Stains, crooked or broken teeth, gaps between the teeth, and other dental problems can make your smile look awkward.
Fortunately, there are several cosmetic dentistry that can help to repair crooked teeth, including:
Crowns also referred to as tooth caps, are designed to completely cover a tooth in order to prevent further deterioration and restore its normal shape, size, and appearance. Crowns can also be used to:
- Protect weak teeth
- Cover discolored or misshapen teeth
- Restore worn or broken teeth
The ultra-thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain are called veneers. They are bonded to the front surface of your teeth in order to conceal or camouflage discolored, poorly shaped, misaligned, or damaged teeth.
Also referred to as cosmetic recontouring, this procedure involves slight contouring or controlled enamel removal to repair overcrowded or uneven teeth. For example, a tooth that appears to be longer than the others can be corrected by removing some of the enamel until the desired size and shape is achieved. Only a small amount of enamel is removed to avoid sensitivity and pain.
Most patients opt for the modern treatments for straightening crooked, overcrowded, or misaligned teeth to improve your smile. Clear braces and aligners are less visible and even more effective than metal brackets and wires for treating some kinds of orthodontic problems. The duration of the treatment typically takes 9 to 18 months depending on the severity of the problem, age, and health of your gums, teeth, and supporting bone.
If you want to repair your crooked or misaligned teeth and improve your smile, please visit Downtown Dental Lemoore in Lemoore, CA to discuss your case. Call us today at 559-924-5353 to schedule your free consultation.