While many of us are not licensed or registered dentists, it’s safe to say that a majority of the people today know some of the most basic terms used in the dental world. Cavities, fillings, root canals, and braces are all dental phrases that many people can easily recognize and understand. Some people even know common cosmetic dentistry procedures including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental crowns. However, rarely will someone, aside from a dental professional, know want an occlusal cant is and even though the condition isn’t extremely common, it isn’t entirely uncommon either.
An occlusal cant is when a patient’s teeth appear to be slanted when compared to the condition of the lips, nose, and the rest of the face. An occlusal cant is usually caused by jaw asymmetries that don’t allow for perfect alignment of the teeth with the rest of the face. And believe it or not one of today’s most complex yet result-providing cosmetic dentistry procedures can be used to fix the problem!

Dental Veneers –Reconstructing Perfection

Though many don’t often correlate dental veneers being used to fix a slanted smile, veneers can be placed to provide better alignment and an overall better look. When the veneers are placed properly on the teeth, they can easily create symmetry and balance. The great thing about porcelain veneers is that they can be put on both rows of teeth as required. Not only will dental veneers be able to provide you with a smile that meshes perfectly into the rest of your face, veneers will also cover up any existing flaws that you may have along with an occlusal cant including discoloration, gaps, unevenness, and any other imperfections.

Do you have an occlusal cant but want to be able to enjoy your smile again? If so Dr. Dunayer, with the use of dental veneers, will be able to create a more symmetrical smile that you aren’t afraid to show. With the help of porcelain veneers your new smile will be straight, white, bright, and perfectly aligned with the rest of your face. Contact our office today!