If you have misshapen or asymmetrical teeth, it can detract from the overall look of your smile. Correcting this type of problem is usually fairly simple. If you are concerned with the way your teeth look, consult with a cosmetic dentist to determine the best options for treatment.
Causes of Misshapen Teeth
Teeth can emerge misshapen due to problems with how they developed before you were even born. For example, sometimes teeth become fused together during the development process. If your mother took certain medications or consumed too much fluoride during her pregnancy, your teeth might be severely stained or have problems with the enamel that lead to weakness in the teeth and incomplete development.
Misshapen or asymmetrical teeth can also occur as a result of genetic factors. Certain inherited issues can cause teeth to be overly small, or can keep the teeth from growing evenly. In most cases, a cosmetic dentist can provide treatment that will restore an even and attractive look to your smile.
Treatment for Misshapen Teeth
Your cosmetic dentist can provide a variety of treatments that will correct the look of misshapen or asymmetrical teeth. The treatment you choose depends upon the specific problems with your teeth as well as your goals for your smile. Treatment might also depend upon the condition of your tooth and how strong the enamel is.
Common approaches to treat misshapen teeth include:
- Cosmetic veneers
- Cosmetic crowns
- Inlays or onlays
Cosmetic veneers are the most common treatment. They are affixed directly to the surface of the tooth and require very little alteration to the underlying enamel. Some veneers are so thin they can be placed without removing any enamel at all. A cosmetic crown might be required if the tooth enamel is very weak and will not support a veneer. Inlays and onlays use a dental resin, which is attached to the tooth and then sculpted to create the desired look.
Consult with our cosmetic dentist to see if one of these treatments is right for you.