If you’ve ever worried about the appearance of your teeth, you’re not alone. A study by the Oral Health Foundation found that nearly half of UK adults are unhappy with their teeth. Having broken, chipped or crooked teeth can leave many people lacking confidence in their smile, which may also have a negative impact on their lifestyle. However, nowadays issues such as these can be improved quickly and cost-effectively, with natural-looking results.
You no longer need to rely on lengthy traditional methods such as dental braces to align the smile. Using modern techniques like dental veneers and crowns, we can alter the shape and size of each tooth to perfectly complement your facial features and individual requirements.
If you’re ready to feel confident in your smile, here’s how dental veneers and crowns can transform the appearance and function of chipped, broken and misaligned teeth:
Dental veneers are thin porcelain covers that are bonded onto the front surfaces of your teeth. They look completely natural and are a popular way to change the shape, size, colour and appearance of the teeth. Porcelain veneers offer a faster solution to orthodontic treatment in fixing a range of dental flaws:
- Align crooked or crowded teeth
- Correct teeth that are broken or chipped
- Close small gaps between the teeth
- Whiten discoloured or stained teeth and fillings
When fitting veneers, the teeth are prepared by being shaped to accept the veneer. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth surface, helping to restore its strength and function.
Dental crowns can also help to restore broken, chipped or crooked teeth to enhance the look and feel of the smile. A crown is essentially a cap which fits over the exposed part of the tooth. In cosmetic procedures, having a crown fitted can change the shape and position of the teeth, as well as their colour.
Crowns are often used in place of veneers for more severe discrepancies, or when a tooth has been weakened by tooth decay, fillings or root canal treatments. Your custom crown will be made by a technician from the impressions taken by your dentist. Each individually-made crown will then be fitted by the dentist, strengthening the natural tooth and creating a more attractive smile.
What are the benefits of using dental veneers and crowns?
- Veneers and crowns offer a completely natural appearance, matching the colour of your natural teeth.
- Once prepared, veneers and crowns are quick to apply in a single appointment.
- Veneers and crowns are long-lasting techniques to strengthen and protect the teeth.
- Restoring damaged or misaligned teeth with veneers or crowns can also improve the facial structure and create a more youthful appearance.
If you would like to find out how we can help you achieve a smile you can be confident showing, why not book a consultation? We’ll discuss your treatment options with you, so you can make an informed decision based on your desires, budget and lifestyle.