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Can I Still Get Veneers with Crooked Teeth?

Can I Still Get Veneers with Crooked Teeth?

Veneers are one of the most transformative tools your dentist has to mask your dental imperfections and help you achieve a perfect, immaculate smile一permanently! Every year, thousands of Canadians use veneers to hide minor damage, gaps, and stains. This thin porcelain shell is stain resistant-- keeping your teeth white and can improve the appearance of a broken/chipped tooth and also protect your tooth from further damage.

However, veneers are not a universal dental treatment. While they can disguise slightly crooked teeth, they are not the right solution for people with more severe misalignment that compromises their overall oral health. This patient would likely benefit more from an orthodontic solution than they would from veneers. 

If you want to find a solution for your crooked teeth, come to Dr. Korol Dental for the full gamut of dental services. Our Invisalign treatment can effectively straighten your teeth, and our biocompatible porcelain veneers can top your smile off with a set of picture-perfect pearly whites!

Veneers Are Not The Right Treatment For  All Crooked Teeth  

There is a misconception that veneers are a suitable answer to crooked teeth. But severely misaligned teeth present more than just aesthetic challenges. Misaligned or crowded teeth are more prone to plaque and bacteria, and are also at higher risk of chipping and cracking. Very crooked teeth can also cause bite issues and jaw concerns.

The Risks Of Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth do more than just detract from your confidence; they can affect your overall oral health.

Severely crooked teeth can cause a variety of problems:

Periodontal diseases: Crooked teeth are harder to clean. As a result, you could be more prone to tooth decay and gum diseases. Your teeth and even the bones in your jaw could be damaged.

Premature wear and tear: Crooked teeth can be damaged more easily. Excessive wear and tear can result in cracked teeth, jaw strain, joint disorders in the jaw, and chronic headaches. 

Digestive issues: Sometimes, misalignment can make proper chewing difficult. Swallowing large pieces of food can cause bloating, gas, constipation, and other digestive complications.

Given all the risks associated with crooked teeth, the condition mandates a different approach. Veneers may mask your misalignment at a superficial level, but they will not tackle the underlying problems caused by it. Straightening crooked teeth calls for orthodontics, such as Invisalign or traditional metal braces. 

What Are Veneers For?

Veneers are ideal for improving the appearance of  your teeth. These porcelain shells are colour- matched to your existing teeth or can even offer the option to go whiter. They are bonded to the surface of your tooth with a resin cement. Veneers are ideal for concealing smaller defects such as:

  • Chipped tooth or other minor damage
  • Discolouration or severe staining
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Differently sized or unusually shape teeth 

Veneers can be a longer term solution than teeth whitening and a less-invasive alternative than crowns or tooth implants for dealing with minor damage. Veneers are an excellent choice for addressing cosmetic concerns and minor conditions that will not endanger your oral health. 

Your Dental Service Professionals

Veneers are an amazing dentistry solution, as their potential in improving your teeth’s appearance is nearly unmatched. However, you should be aware of their limitations. Their use is mostly cosmetic, and while they may conceal serious tooth conditions, they will not actually resolve them. Veneers are best reserved for correcting harmless imperfections that do not seriously compromise your smile. 

If you think veneers are the right dental procedure for you, confirm it at Dr. Korol Dental! Book an appointment with us by calling 403-245-9099 or by filling out the online contact form to get started.


Q: What is the difference between a veneer and a crown?
A: Veneers cover the front surface of the tooth; crowns encase the whole tooth. Veneers aim to improve your teeth’s appearance; a crown aims to protect a damaged tooth from further decay without compromising your teeth’s function.  

Q: Are veneers permanent?
A: Veneers are regarded as a “permanent” solution because they can last up to 15 years. 

Q: Are veneers covered by insurance?
A: Because veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, they are not covered by insurance. 


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