Overlapping Teeth Cosmetic Treatments – McKinney, TX
Correcting tooth alignment plays an important role in your overall oral health, function and the overall appearance of your smile. It’s rare for a person to have a naturally straight smile. The proper alignment of teeth is determined by the size and position of the supporting skeletal structure, and then, more specifically, a tooth’s size, shape, and position in the face and mouth.
The most common misalignment problem is crooked teeth. When teeth overlap they sit partially over an adjacent tooth. Cosmetic dentistry treatment can address these flaws to give patients a more attractive smile. At the dental practice of Dr. Ernesto Prida at Stonelodge Dental, we offer several treatments for teeth that overlap, chipped or misaligned teeth, that allow our McKinney, TX patients to enjoy a straighter, more symmetrical smile.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can provide you with a quick smile makeover should select dental veneers. Porcelain veneers sit over your natural teeth to conceal aesthetic flaws.
Veneers are extremely thin shells reflect light like the natural teeth, so they enhance the appearance of the smile without looking artificial. Each set of veneers is customized for the patient, so Porcelain veneers can improve your appearance by correcting crocked teeth, discoloration, chips, cracks, and fractures. Some of the greatest benefits of porcelain veneers is that treatment can be completed in as little as two dental appointments.
Invisalign® is a good treatment option for patients who have teeth that need to be straightened and is for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign® is that you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months depending on the complexity of your case and you’ll start seeing results in a matter of weeks. Invisalign® can fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues without interrupting your busy life.
Invisalign® shifts the teeth by using consistent gentle pressure to straighten your teeth. Invisalign® is preferred over traditional braces by most of our patients because they are virtually invisible when they are in your mouth. This makes Invisalign® treatment a more discreet and comfortable solution over braces.
Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged or teeth that overlap. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth. Dental crowns are not commonly used to treat crooked teeth, but can be an appropriate dental treatment in some cases. Dental crowns can improve the health and strength of a tooth and enhance its appearance. In the case of an overlapping tooth, a dental crown can create a straighter tooth that sits in alignment with adjacent teeth.
A crowned tooth doesn’t need any special care. However, the underlying tooth still needs to be protected from decay or gum disease. Because of this, you should continue to follow good oral hygiene practices.
Crooked teeth can impact the function and appearance of your smile. If you want to improve your smile, Dr, Ernesto Prida can help you enjoy a straighter smile. If you’d like to learn more about the treatment options available at our dental practice, schedule your appointment online or contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!