Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
Do you have minor misalignment or overcrowding of your teeth? Do you have gaps between your teeth? If you have mild cosmetic problems affecting your front-facing teeth, you may be a good candidate for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that can transform the appearance of your smile.
At Zboril Dental Center in Victoria, TX, Dr. Rob Zboril can design and place your porcelain veneers to give your teeth a straighter, more uniform appearance.
How Do Veneers Act as an Orthodontic Treatment?
Because of the quick turnaround time associated with porcelain veneers, this cosmetic treatment option is sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics.
Technically, porcelain veneers are not an orthodontic treatment, they are a cosmetic treatment. However, they can make the teeth appear straighter, without actually shifting their position within the mouth.
Instead, Dr. Zboril will place veneers over the anterior teeth to hide imperfections or fill in gaps. To make the teeth appear aligned and symmetrical, porcelain veneers can:
- Mask crowding: If you have slight overlap or overcrowding, these teeth can be filed down so the veneers sit flush with one another.
- Cover a twisted or turned tooth: Additional enamel can be removed from a twisted or turned tooth so a veneer can be placed and sit in alignment with the surrounding teeth.
- Augment small or misshapen teeth: Small or misshapen teeth can make the teeth appear crooked. We can add additional width or length to specific veneers so your teeth look more uniform.
- Fill in gaps: Veneers can be fabricated slightly wider than your natural teeth to fill in gaps.
The Time-saving Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
What makes porcelain veneers such an attractive treatment option compared to orthodontic options such as braces and Invisalign is the treatment time.
Dr. Zboril often places veneers within only two visits. During the first visit, he will prepare your tooth and take impressions of your teeth. Temporary veneers will be placed while we wait one to two weeks for your custom veneers to be fabricated.
At your second appointment, Dr. Zboril will place the veneers, completing your treatment process.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers offer many benefits, including:
- Stain resistant: Porcelain is naturally stain-resistant.
- A natural appearance: Porcelain veneers match the look and feel of your natural teeth. The material also reflects light similarly to your natural teeth.
- Tooth preservation: Because your teeth require minimal preparation, we can preserve your natural teeth while enhancing their appearance.
- Longevity: Porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years or longer with proper care.
- Near-instant results: There is no recovery time associated with veneers. You can start enjoying the benefits of porcelain veneers in as few as two visits.
Save Time and Money with Porcelain Veneers
At Zboril Dental Center, you can benefit from our advanced technology and techniques, as well as our personalized approach to dental care. Our goal is to treat you like a person, not a patient.
Dr. Zboril will take the time to explain treatment options like porcelain veneers, addressing your questions and concerns. If you are dissatisfied with your smile, contact our office online or call (361) 550-7186. Dr. Zboril will develop a personalized care plan you.