Having uneven teeth can cause more than just cosmetic issues. Uneven teeth can cause difficulty chewing, speaking, and maintaining good oral hygiene. In addition, they can lead to self-consciousness and low self-esteem. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry offers several options for correcting uneven teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front of your teeth. Because they are made of porcelain they closely resemble the translucent appearance of natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic issues, including uneven teeth, gaps, stains, and chips.
The process of getting porcelain veneers involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth to make room for the veneer. Then, they take a dental impression, and the veneer is custom-made in a dental lab. Once the veneer is ready, it is bonded to the front of the tooth using dental cement.
At Aurora Dental Group, we also offer Snap On Smile. These removable full-mouth veneers are custom-made devices designed to fit comfortably over your teeth to disguise multiple cosmetic flaws simultaneously. They are an affordable and effective alternative to getting single veneers on multiple teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is a process that involves the use of a tooth-colored resin directly applied to the tooth’s surface to reshape and restore teeth. Once the resin is applied to the tooth, it is sculpted, shaped, and polished to match the surrounding teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is often used to correct minor cosmetic issues like chips, cracks, and gaps. It is also an effective solution for uneven teeth. The process of cosmetic bonding is quick and easy, and it can be completed in a single visit to the dentist.
Dental crowns are a more invasive option for correcting uneven teeth, but they are also one of the most effective and long-lasting. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a misshapen or damaged tooth to improve its appearance and function. Crowns are typically made of porcelain or ceramic to give you a natural-looking smile.
During a dental crown procedure, the dentist removes some tooth structure to make room for the crown. They then take an impression of the tooth, and mold is made and sent to an off-site lab where the crown is fabricated. Once the crown is ready, it is bonded to the tooth at a follow-up appointment.
Contouring, also known as reshaping, involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel using a high-speed dental handpiece to improve the appearance of the teeth. It is a quick procedure that can be used to correct minor cosmetic issues, such as uneven teeth, chips, and overlaps.
The contouring process is typically done using a dental drill or laser and can be completed in a single visit to the dentist.
Invisalign aligners are a popular option for correcting uneven teeth. They are clear plastic trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Aligners work by gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position over time.
The process involves taking impressions of your teeth and creating a 3D model of your mouth on a computer. Then, a series of custom-made thermoplastic aligners are created to fit your teeth. You wear each set of aligners for a specified period, typically two to three weeks, before moving on to the next set in the series.
Achieve a Straight Smile With Aurora Dental Group
If you are considering correcting your uneven teeth, schedule a consultation with our team at Aurora Dental Group. Our experienced cosmetic dental professionals can evaluate your smile and help you choose the best treatment to achieve a straighter smile.