Misshapen teeth not only look unattractive, they can be detrimental to the function of your overall oral health. There are several options of cosmetic dentistry options for fixing misshapen teeth, based on the severity of your condition.
At Softouch Dental Care, our talented and experienced team can fix even slightly misshapen teeth. Dr. Chung treats all patients like honored guests, not just the next person in line. Call 703-319-6990 today to schedule your initial consultation.
If you have a few moderately misshapen teeth, dental bonding can be used to alter the appearance of your smile. The bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin that is applied to the surface of your misshapen tooth, and matched exactly to the color of that tooth. The bonding material is hardened with a special light source and carefully shaped so that your crooked tooth looks straight and attractive.
For more severe misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers can be placed over top of your misshapen teeth to create an aesthetically-pleasing appearance. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of durable porcelain that are permanently bonded to your tooth.
Your natural, misshaped tooth will be prepared, or slightly shaved down, so that the veneers will fit securely in place. A mold will be taken of the crooked tooth, and your veneer will be created in a dental laboratory. Dr. Chung will then place the new porcelain veneer over your tooth, make sure it fits properly, and then permanently bond the veneer into place.
Braces and Invisalign®
If your overcrowded teeth are causing them to be crooked and look misshapen, this problem can be addressed with orthodontics. You can opt for traditional metal braces or new clear braces that will move your teeth into place by their roots by applying a constant pressure.
Another option is Invisalign®, which is a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your natural teeth, and also straightens them with pressure. These removable trays are custom-fitted to your mouth and ideal for adults and patients who do not want the look of wires and brackets. Each plastic aligner is worn for two weeks and removed only to eat, floss and brush.
Because of its innovative design, Invisalign® will straighten your teeth in less time than traditional braces, and do not involve the tightening of wires so you will spend less time at our office.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry for fixing misshapen teeth, please call 703-319-6990 to arrange your initial consultation with Softouch Dental Care. Our office serves patients in Oakton, Tysons Corner, Reston, Fairfax, Vienna, Arlington and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.