How Can Misshapen Teeth Be Improved?

How Can Misshapen Teeth Be Improved?

May 23, 2013

Misshapen teeth often occur due to genetic factors or because the tooth does not develop properly. These misshapen teeth can make your smile look uneven and unattractive. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions that can give you a perfect smile.

Ways to Correct the Look of Misshapen Teeth

If teeth are misshapen, asymmetrical, or don’t seem to match your other teeth in shape, color, or size, your cosmetic dentist can provide treatment that will make them look more like they belong. One of the most common and popular treatments for misshapen teeth is cosmetic veneers.

A veneer is a shell of very thin porcelain that is cemented to the front surface of your tooth. The porcelain is custom-made to be exactly the right shape, size, and color to enhance your misshapen tooth and make it match the rest of your teeth. Placement of a veneer is a relatively simple and non-invasive procedure. Only a very thin layer of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer, unlike cosmetic crowns which require much more significant reshaping of the tooth.

If your tooth is misshapen because it is damaged or broken, it might need to be removed. In this case, dental implants can provide a permanent solution that both looks and feels natural. This can also be the case when teeth are misshapen due to excessive grinding, although a veneer might be all that is necessary. A consultation with your dentist will help you determine the best solution.

Why Correct Misshapen Teeth?

Misshapen teeth present problems beyond just the cosmetic issues. In addition to making your smile look uneven, teeth that are too small, too large, or oddly shaped can affect the way your upper and lower teeth fit together. This type of misalignment can result in numerous long-term issues including; abnormal wear and tear, misalignment of the jaw joint, headaches, toothaches and discomfort in the neck and shoulders.

Having your teeth treated with veneers can restore not only your smile, but proper alignment, helping you avoid long-term problems that occur when teeth do not line up properly. Contact any of our dentists at Newton Dental Group by calling to schedule an appointment today.