Crooked or uneven teeth and or poorly aligned gums can be straightened with crowns or veneers.
Sometimes having braces does not fit in with current life circumstances. Whenever large tooth position problems exist, full orthodontic realignment is the idea treatment scenario. If the tooth position problems are minor, then a quicker treatment option is to make the changes with restorative dentistry. This Libertyville, IL patient did not like her unsymmetrical smile with caps or crowns that were opaque in appearance. She also did not like the excessive and uneven gum display in her smile. She really wanted her teeth to be as even and symmetrical as possible. Read her complete story.
All Porcelain Crowns - Straightening smile asymmetries with crowns or veneers.
This patient had "planned prosthodontics" to level out her smile, to even her gum display, to correct her tooth proportions, and to create better smile symmetry. The patient had some perio-plastic surgery done to her gums (this procedure was done by a periodontist to create an ideal gum scallop symmetry and to limit the amount of gum tissue exposed) and the newest generation of the high strength all porcelain "E Max" crowns placed to align her new smile. EMax porcelain displays the translucency that natural teeth have.
Straighten Teeth without Orthodontics
Traditionally, orthodontic treatments are used to straighten the teeth and align your smile. Thanks to advanced technology, there are now alternatives that can achieve similar results, but require minimal time and effort. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest can create impeccably aligned teeth in a fraction of the time that an orthodontic treatment may take.
Tooth Alignment Treatment Alternatives
Gone are the days of braces, or retainers to achieve a straight smile. With a busy lifestyle or other circumstances, a commitment to orthodontic treatments may not be suitable for all individuals. Dental crowns and veneers can provide instant alignment, without compromising the overall oral health of a patient.
Dental Crowns can straighten teeth without braces
If you suffer from overcrowded, gapped or misaligned teeth, Dr. Fondriest can achieve a dramatic change by using dental crowns to straighten them. Dental crowns can be shaped to match the appearance of a natural tooth. Usually manufactured from a base of zirconia with an overlay of porcelain, or from porcelain entirely, dental crowns can look and function just like a tooth, without compromising the health of teeth.
Porcelain Veneers to Align Teeth
Like dental crowns, dental veneers can provide a patient with a straight smile without the hassle of braces. Porcelain veneers can be applied to crooked teeth with just a few visits. Just as a dental crown, a porcelain veneer will be shaped and crafted to look just like a natural tooth. Veneers are made from durable materials and can provide decades of longevity.
Not only do straight teeth offer a more stellar appearance, but they are also easier to clean. An aligned smile also keeps periodontal disease at bay. When the process of straightening teeth needs to be completed within a short amount of time, consider dental crowns or veneers.
Contact Lake Forest Dental Arts Today
If you would like to learn more about improving your smile or straightening your teeth with dental crowns or veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest by calling 847-234-0517. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals with the most conservative treatment available.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States