Traditional orthodontic appliances comprising metal brackets and wires commonly address misaligned teeth and bite problems. Their primary focus is improving tooth alignment rather than changing the shape of the teeth.
Traditional braces apply constant pressure over a long period to gradually guide teeth into the desired position. However, changing the shape of teeth using standard orthodontic appliances is not a viable option.
Orthodontic appliances like Invisalign-type braces can beautifully straighten and align teeth. However, no orthodontic method or device can change their shape.
Conversely, veneers have emerged as an ideal solution for comprehensive tooth modifications, including shape, size, and color changes. Carefully crafted to fit your desired tooth shape and size, veneers offer customizable options that seamlessly integrate with surrounding teeth for a natural, harmonious appearance. In addition to improving your appearance, veneers address small misalignments, contributing to a more refined and well-groomed smile.
Uneven Gum Line and Front Teeth Transformation
Michelle approached us because she was concerned about the uneven coloring of her aging incisor, canine crowns, and worn front teeth
To complicate matters, she has varying gum height in the area of her upper front teeth, making her teeth appear uneven in size when she smiles. Her main issues revolved around her teeth' color, shape, and minor misalignment, which prompted our decision to pursue ten different veneer and crown combinations.
In Michelle's scenario, we took great care to choose the exact tooth color for her porcelain veneers, making tooth whitening unnecessary. We chose a veneer approach because whitening proves ineffective in altering the yellowish tint of the old crown. In particular, the durable composition of porcelain ensures long-term color stability for all ten crowns and veneers.
Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 486 dental professionals worldwide (Only four in Houston) as of 2023 who have achieved this prestigious honor.