Microdontia is a very rare condition that causes teeth to never grow to normal proportions. Although the prevalence of true microdontia is low among adults, many people report being embarrassed about the size of their shape.
Having small teeth can give the appearance of what is known as a "gummy smile." For men and women seeking dental work to address this dental defect, there are a few effective options to treat small teeth. Read on to learn what the dental team at Linwell Park Dental Centre offers for this condition.
Are You a Candidate?
Teeth can be embarrassingly small in more than one way. For some people, their teeth are adequately wide but short. The appearance of stubby teeth can be cosmetically displeasing.
Some people may have teeth that leave gaps between their teeth. This can also give the appearance of having microdontia. No matter the cause of your small teeth, we can deliver cosmetic dentistry treatment options that conceal those defects.
One of the simplest treatments for small teeth involves teeth whitening. Our office offers dental bleaching and Zoom!® teeth whitening.
Whitening teeth enhances natural teeth and can help your teeth stand out. For people who have mildly small teeth, this can give the appearance that the teeth are larger.
One of the benefits of teeth whitening is that the treatment is affordable and long-lasting. Our dentist can complete the procedure every few years to maintain your drastic cosmetic results. You can maintain your results by avoiding certain foods and drinks that can stain enamel.
Did you know that porcelain veneers were invested several decades ago? The technology has been continually refined since then. Today, porcelain veneers allow dentists to completely reshape teeth.
If you have one or more small teeth, one of our dentists can customize ultra-thin porcelain shells that can be cemented onto the front of your small teeth. The results are natural-looking because porcelain veneers mimic the colour and lustre of enamel.
With proper care and regular visits to our office, your veneers can last 10 years or much longer.
Other Treatment Option
Depending on the nature of your small teeth, dental bonding or dental crowns can also restore beauty and symmetry to your smile.
Dental crowns are natural-looking caps that fit over teeth. Crowns are typically fabricated from porcelain or another durable material. Crowns have the benefit of being incredibly durable.
Dental bonding is made from a composite material that matches the natural colour and lustre or enamel. Your dentist can artfully place the bonding material over teeth before using a special light to quickly harden the material.
No matter what type of cosmetic treatment you require, one of our esteemed dentists can provide affordable and long-lasting treatment options that meet your goals.
Learn More About Treatments for Microdontia
Microdontia can leave you embarrassed to smile. Don't let small teeth stand between you and the smile you deserve.
Our office offers teeth whitening, veneers, and other treatments. Call our office today to set up a cosmetic consultation. We always welcome new patients.