Can Porcelain Veneers Fix My Overbite?
An overbite is an oral concern that can cause both functional and aesthetic issues among patients throughout New York City, NY. Whether it’s minor or more advanced in severity, an overbite often affects how people feel about their smiles, leading them to explore viable treatment solutions to address this common condition. As a popular cosmetic dentistry option, porcelain veneers at Cosmetic Dental Studios are an effective way to fix a broad range of smile flaws, including an overbite, in some instances. Read on to learn more about how skilled cosmetic dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman might perform overbite correction with veneers at her state-of-the-art Midtown Manhattan practice.
What is an overbite?
An overbite is an occlusal condition that refers to how the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth when a patient is biting down. In an ideal occlusal relationship, or a normal bite, the top teeth should cover between one-third to one-half of the bottom teeth. When the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth by more than this amount, the relationship is referred to as an overbite. This is also commonly called a deep bite. An overbite may be caused by genetics or parafunctional habits, such as thumb-sucking as a child, teeth grinding (bruxism), and nail-biting.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like restorations that are custom-designed to cover the front surfaces of the teeth. When performed at the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist, NYC patients can often overcome a variety of aesthetic flaws, from tooth stain and discoloration to uneven and chipped teeth. In general, veneers can help improve the shape, size, length, and color of teeth that show when a patient smiles.
How do porcelain veneers fix an overbite?
Veneers from Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY can effectively mask cosmetic issues, including an overbite, in some cases, to enhance the overall appearance of a patient’s smile. To begin the veneer process, Dr. Veytsman will remove a small amount of tooth enamel. This will allow the veneers to sit flush within the arch and create a natural-looking, even smile. She will then have the porcelain veneers made in a professional dental lab and bond them securely to the teeth.
Other options for overbite correction
While veneers may be able to improve the appearance of an overbite in some instances, these cosmetic restorations do not address the underlying occlusal issues. For patients with a more moderate or severe overbite, Dr. Veytsman may recommend an orthodontic solution, such as Invisalign®, or partner with a specialist for surgical types of care. Veneers may then be a recommended treatment option once the overbite has been corrected.
Explore your smile solutions with a skilled cosmetic dentist
Porcelain veneers may be an ideal cosmetic dentistry solution for a number of Manhattan men and women, including those with a minor overbite. If you are seeking overbite correction or have other smile concerns, we invite you to schedule a visit or online consultation with Dr. Victoria Veytsman at Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY. She and our team look forward to helping you reach your smile goals!