Although rare, if you've experienced a third tooth coming in after your adult tooth was fully developed, you're not alone. This disorder happens to a number of people, and can, unfortunately, ruin the look of your smile in the process. Unwanted supernumerary teeth push the adult teeth out of the way and can cause overcrowding of the surrounding teeth. If you've had a third tooth come in, had it pulled, and your smile looks bad because the surrounding teeth were overcrowded and became crooked, veneers can help.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are super thin shells of porcelain that are placed in front of and adhered to your teeth. Veneers can be attached to nearly any tooth, and are designed to look like healthy, natural, symmetrical teeth. If your teeth are crooked following the removal of a supernumerary tooth, or you have a gap remaining between healthy teeth after a supernumerary tooth was pulled, veneers can fix the way your smile looks. Veneers can be used on teeth to make teeth look straighter as well as covering up gaps between teeth, so they're a good choice if you had a supernumerary tooth and it pushed your other teeth out of alignment prior to being removed.
How Veneers Are Applied
Veneers are applied without any drilling, brackets, or other unsightly or painful processes. Veneers are custom-made for your teeth and are slightly concave to fit perfectly over your existing teeth. Your dentist will use a small amount of professional-grade dental adhesive in order to permanently attach the veneer to your teeth. On average, you can expect a veneer to last up to twenty years.
What to Expect
When you go to your dentist's office to get veneers, you can expect the process to be simple and painless. Your dentist will most likely clean your teeth to ensure that they are getting a proper mold of your teeth. Then, they will take the mold so they can send it to the veneer manufacturer to have your veneers custom-made.
Prior to sending off the mold, you and your dentist will select the color that's right for your mouth. Whether you're looking for a more natural eggshell shade or a bright, white, Hollywood appearance, your dentist will be able to supply a color that's just what you're looking for.
Once your veneers have been mailed to the dentist's office, you'll come back in to have them applied. The fitting process is quick and easy since they only need to adhere to your teeth. Once your veneers are on, you'll be able to show off your new smile right away, with no healing or recovery time.
Veneers are an easy way to cover up the damage that's been done to a smile by a rogue third tooth moving in. If you're dissatisfied with the way your smile looks even after having your supernumerary tooth removed, veneers can help.
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