Will My Crossbite Stop Me From Getting Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that Dr. Michaela Tozzi uses to help transform her patients’ smiles in Las Vegas, NV. These thin porcelain shells are custom made to fit over the natural teeth. They can correct broken, crooked, chipped, and discolored teeth. They can also help fix the appearance of a crossbite, underbite, or overbite. Veneers are great for those looking to correct various cosmetic concerns, including chips, cracks, stains, or gaps. Michaela Tozzi, DMD offers consultations to patients looking to change the shape and size of their teeth during a smile rejuvenation with veneers.
What is a crossbite?
A crossbite is malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth where the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. This can affect one tooth or a group of teeth in the front, back, or both.
Are you a candidate for veneers in Las Vegas, NV?
The ideal candidate for veneers is a patient with healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Tozzi can assess your teeth for signs of gum disease, plaque, or cavities during a dental exam. It’s important to treat these dental issues before veneers are bonded to your natural teeth. For patients with a crossbite, veneers in Las Vegas, NV can be used for those who are going to keep their crossbite and who have a stable bite. This means that there is no chipping or wear, and you want your edges to remain the same without any lengthening.
How are dental veneers installed?
The veneer process at our Las Vegas, NV dental office includes:
Consultation: Dr. Tozzi can determine if veneers are beneficial for your oral health at a consultation.
Enamel etching: Our cosmetic dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of the teeth. At this time, any existing decay will be removed. Next, the teeth are shaped to correct any chips or gaps.
Selecting your veneer shade: We suggest a few shades lighter than your natural teeth as the best option for transforming a smile.
Making the impressions: Our dental team makes impressions of your teeth to create a custom veneer that fits you correctly and looks great.
Creating your permanent veneers: Our dental team will send your impressions to a dental lab to custom make your veneers.
Placement: Dr. Tozzi places your veneers once the lab has finished them. These veneers almost instantly resize, reshape, and change the color of your natural teeth. Minor adjustments can be made to make sure you’re comfortable wearing them.
Can veneers fix a crossbite?
No, they can’t. To fix the crossbite, we would use Invisalign® treatment to move the teeth to their desired positions. After Invisalign treatment was over, we could create custom veneers.
How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years if you take good care of them. Some patients may need repairs or, in severe cases, a replacement. When you get custom veneers, you must protect them to ensure they last a long time.
Learn how veneers can dramatically change your smile
Dr. Michaela Tozzi offers her patients in Las Vegas, NV cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers, to improve their smiles. Veneers can give you a straight smile almost instantly. They are a long-term solution when cared for efficiently. To learn more about veneers when you have a crossbite, call Michaela Tozzi, DMD to schedule an in-person or online consultation to learn if you’re a candidate for veneers today.