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Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions for Uneven Teeth
One reason cosmetic dentistry matters is that an uneven set of teeth can have a negative impact on your daily life. According to Forbes.com, one in three young adults are reluctant to show their teeth when smiling due to their tooth imperfections. Uneven teeth can also cause tooth and jaw pain, as well as create hard-to-clean areas more prone to cavities and tooth decay.
Finding a solution that works for you
Thankfully, there are multiple solutions out there to remedy any uneven smile situation. Here are a few procedures that can get the job done!
Let us start with a quick and pain-free option. Enamel shaping is the process of slowly removing thin layers of tooth enamel in order to give your teeth your desired shape. This can be a great option if your uneven tooth situation is not severe and just needs tweaking. It can be completed in one session and is a low-risk option definitely worth your consideration.
With the use of steady pressure, a set of braces can slowly move your teeth to fix crowding problems and line up uneven teeth. Not so keen on a mouth full of metal? Today, there are many options that are seamless and almost unnoticeable, such as clear aligners. This is definitely not one of the quickest solutions, but it is safe and effective.
Veneers and crowns
Dental veneers are essentially thin porcelain covers attached to the front surface of your teeth. Applying traditional dental veneers requires your natural teeth to be ground down in order to make room for the veneer shells. Unfortunately, this means the procedure could be painful and may require a numbing agent or local anesthetic. There are other, no-prep veneers that do not require as much alteration of your natural teeth. Because your natural teeth are being covered up, this option provides the opportunity to manually create the smile you desire.
Crowns share many similarities with porcelain veneers. They also are tooth-shaped shells that cover your natural teeth. However, instead of only covering the front area of your teeth, they cover your entire tooth and require more prep on your natural teeth.
Choosing which procedure is right for you
There are many factors to keep in mind when selecting a cosmetic dentistry solution for your uneven teeth. Some procedures will cost more than others and will not be covered by most insurance options. You will also find that certain solutions are quick and easier while others may take extra time. Thankfully, with so many options out there, you do not need to settle when it comes to your smile. Make an appointment today to find out which option is best suited for your needs!
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