Straighten Your Smile: Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers By drednarcisi on May 01, 2015

Brunette woman smiling outdoors with beautiful white teeth If you want straighter teeth but would rather not deal with time-consuming, uncomfortable metal braces, Dr. Edward Narcisi and our team may be able to help. We offer porcelain veneers, an efficient, effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that can simultaneously correct a wide array of aesthetic issues. These restorations are thin, custom made porcelain shells that fit over the front and sometimes sides of teeth to hide numerous imperfections. Since they simply cover your enamel, porcelain veneers can enhance the appearance of fractured, chipped, misshaped, stained, or discolored teeth. Dr. Narcisi can also provide instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers at our convenient Pittsburgh dental practice. Read on to learn more about how you can quickly correct crookedness and enjoy a more beautiful smile with porcelain veneers.

What Orthodontic Concerns Can Veneers Address?

Porcelain veneers can correct many orthodontic issues with your smile. Dr. Narcisi may recommend this treatment option for patients with:

  • Crowded or overlapping teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • An asymmetrical smile
  • Large or small gaps between teeth

Generally, porcelain veneers placement is an appropriate procedure for patients with mild to moderate crookedness. If you suffer from severe orthodontic problems, Dr. Narcisi may recommend traditional braces instead. 

Conventional Braces versus Porcelain Veneers

Traditional orthodontics use gentle force to gradually shift your teeth into position. This process involves modifying your teeth, gums, and oral structures, which often requires months or even years of treatment. The brackets and wires used to exert pressure on your teeth can also trap food and bacteria or irritate your tissue. Porcelain veneers are much less intensive, simply resting over your existing, crooked enamel to create a straighter appearance. Dr. Narcisi will manufacture them according to your shape, size, and alignment preferences for a beautiful look. Porcelain veneers require minimally invasive treatment and they allow you to individualize your new smile according to your particular concerns. 

How We Instantly Straighten Your Teeth

Once you’ve decided to pursue porcelain veneers and Dr. Narcisi has determined that you are an appropriate candidate, we can create and place your restorations in just two appointments. At your first visit, Dr. Narcisi will prepare your teeth for veneers by sculpting away a small amount of enamel. This will allow your teeth to securely hold your restorations without appearing too large or bulky. Next, Dr. Narcisi will take an impression of your teeth to create an individualized 3D model of your mouth. He will send this information to our trusted partner laboratory so that experienced technicians can manufacture your veneers.

The fabricating process for veneers typically takes about two weeks, so Dr. Narcisi will provide temporary composite veneers you can wear between your first and second appointments. Once your veneers are ready, you will come in for a second visit, during which we will take off your temporary veneers and attach your permanent restorations to your teeth with strong bonding cement. Your porcelain veneers should straighten your teeth for many years with proper care. 

Learn More about Porcelain Veneers

This convenient treatment can instantly whiten, straighten, and beautify your smile. To learn more about porcelain veneers or find out if you may qualify for them, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Narcisi.

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Dr. Edward Narcisi, DMD

Edward Narcisi, DMD

Dr. Narcisi is devoted to helping patients achieve stunning, healthy smiles through comprehensive dental care. He is a member of many prestigious associations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 

To schedule a consultation at the Center for Dental Excellence, request an appointment online or call us at (412) 373-9447.

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