Porcelain Veneers for Misshaped Teeth

By Robert W. Hessberger, DDS on January 24, 2019

Close up photo of dentist taking tooth shade on patientIf you are unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth, we can improve their appearance with custom porcelain veneers. The results have the look and feel of natural teeth and last up to 15 years.

At the practice of Dr. Robert W. Hessberger in Chicago, IL, we can determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Here, we discuss how porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of small or misshaped teeth.

Why Do I Have Small or Misshaped Teeth?

In most cases, small or misshaped teeth are the result of genetics. For these patients, veneers are an ideal treatment option.

There are cases in which bruxism (teeth grinding) can reduce the size of the teeth due to chronic clenching and grinding of the teeth. However, in these cases, dental crowns may be a better treatment option because veneers can’t withstand the constant pressure of bruxism.

No matter the cause, small or misshaped teeth can detract from the appearance of your smile.

How Can Veneers Address Small or Misshaped Teeth?

Veneers can conceal a wide range of imperfections, including chips, gaps, and discoloration.

Additionally, they can improve the shape and size of the teeth, offering a more balanced and uniform appearance.

Veneer Materials

Porcelain veneers are created in a lab using high quality dental porcelain. Each veneer is customized by size, shape, and color to complement your smile. Porcelain is durable and longest lasting, making it an ideal material.

In most cases, we recommend porcelain veneers for patients with small or disproportionate teeth. During a consultation at our practice, we can determine if veneers are right for you.

Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can address cosmetic issues, such as:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Small or misshaped teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

What to Expect

During the treatment planning phase, we will answer any and all questions that you have.

The first step is to determine whether porcelain veneers are the best option. If veneers are right for you, careful measurements and impressions will be taken so a lab technician can create your veneers.

We will provide the lab technician with design specifications that will address issues with the size and shape of your teeth. Each individual veneer will be crafted to a precise width and length to improve the symmetry of your smile.

When your veneers are ready, you will return to our office so we can secure them to your teeth. We will check the fit and make any adjustments to provide the aesthetic outcome you desire.

Contact Our Practice

Small or misshapen teeth can detract from the beauty of your smile. Veneers are a safe and effective way to enhance your appearance and give you a boost in confidence. There is no recovery time with this outpatient procedure, meaning you can enjoy the aesthetic improvements instantly.

To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, contact us online or call our office at (773) 792-5562.

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