Teeth can become crowded when there is not enough room in the mouth for them to move into a natural position. They can overlap each other or sit too far back or forward in your mouth. In some cases, crowding must be treated by an orthodontist, but in less severe cases, a cosmetic dentist can improve the look of your crowded teeth. [pullquote]If your crowding is relatively minor, cosmetic treatment might be enough to give you new self-confidence in your smile and the look of your teeth.[/pullquote]
Give Your Teeth a New Look
If your crowding is relatively minor and does not affect your bite, cosmetic treatment might be enough to give you new self-confidence in your smile and the look of your teeth. One way to improve the appearance of crowding is with porcelain veneers.
These porcelain shells are placed on the front surfaces of the teeth and can be used to correct or improve the appearance of any of the following problems:
• Cracked, chipped or pitted teeth
• Severely discolored teeth
• Minor gaps between the teeth
• Slight misalignment
• Minor crowding
The porcelain is custom made and color-matched so that it blends with the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain is strong and durable, because the adhesive used in this treatment bonds the porcelain to your teeth. Your smile can remain bright and perfect for many years to come if you care for it diligently.
Caring for Your Treated Teeth
Once you have achieved the look you want, you’ll want to be sure it stays looking bright, white, and natural for as long as possible. Your dentist will provide instructions for how to care for them properly. Some guidelines include using an appropriate toothpaste and toothbrush and telling your hygienist that your teeth have been cosmetically treated. You should also avoid substances that can discolor the porcelain and avoid chewing ice, biting pens or other habits that could chip the porcelain’s edges.
To find out more about how our cosmetic dentist can improve the look of your crowded teeth, please call our Toronto office today to schedule a consultation.