Porcelain Veneers Solution for Teeth Crowding
Crowded teeth can affect your smile and your oral hygiene. Overcrowding is a hereditary problem that arises when your teeth are larger than the size of the jaw, meaning that the space won’t be enough for all your teeth to fit properly.
In some cases, the early (premature) or late loss of a milk tooth can cause improper eruption of the permanent tooth. One way to prevent this is by using space maintainers to avoid shifting of teeth until the adult teeth are ready to emerge.
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Using Porcelain Veneers for Overcrowded Teeth
In cases of moderate teeth crowding in adult patients, porcelain veneers can provide highly aesthetic results to improve your smile and oral health.
Varying amounts of tooth enamel are removed to ensure that the veneers are properly aligned. With moderate to severe crowding, the dentist may need to use different thicknesses of porcelain veneers to achieve a beautiful and even result.
The procedure requires at least 2 office visits, each lasting 1 to 4 hours depending on the severity of the crowding. But the treatment can last for decades with proper at-home oral hygiene combined, limiting the consumption of hard foods, and regular dental visits for checkups and professional cleanings.
Discuss with your dentist whether porcelain veneers are the best treatment for your case. Sometimes, the result can last longer when veneers are combined with other techniques.