Openbite How to Fix an Open Bite?

Anterior open bite © Dr. Randy Gittess

Ever notice a gap in between your upper and lower teeth when you bite or while looking in the mirror? You could be having an open bite.

What is open bite?

Open bite is a malocclusion, a misalignment or incorrect manner in which two opposing teeth meet. This malocclusion is handled by an orthodontist, a specialist who deals with the growth and development of the face and how the teeth bite together, and with the diagnosis, interception and treatment of any abnormal occlusion. Continue reading


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Dental Veneer

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Dental veneers are thin porcelain or resin composite material custom made to be bonded onto the surfaces  of your teeth to change their color, size, alignment, shape and length.

Procedure

The front part of the tooth has to be trimmed down a little to allow the veneer to be bonded. Porcelain veneer is more aesthetic than resin composite veneer as it is stain resistant and it mimics actual tooth due to its light reflection qualities.

Who needs it?

People with

  • Uneven discolored teeth
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Heavily filled teeth

Cost

Generally, a dental veneer costs $500 to $1500 depending on areas, materials used and complexity of cases.

Caveat

Veneers are not as strong as dental crowns. You should not bite hard objects with your veneered teeth. If the porcelain veneer cracks it could only be replaced and not repaired. The color of the porcelain veneer never change, so if you plan to do teeth whitening please do so before having a dental veneer.

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