Do you have small teeth? Whether this is due to genetics or simply age-related wear and tear of your enamel, it can sometimes feel frustrating and awkward to smile. However, you may be able to treat your situation with cosmetic dentistry. From dental bonding to veneers, you can be sure to enjoy the dream smile you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn three treatments that can fix small teeth and make you more comfortable showing off your pearly whites!
#1: Dental Bonding
This type of cosmetic dental work is one of the quickest and simplest methods to address minor dental flaws—such as chipped, cracked, stained, misaligned, or misshapen teeth. This treatment involves using a composite resin that is color-matched to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your natural smile. Not only is this material sculpted over your tooth to repair any minor damages, but the substance can be used to change the shape and size of your pearly whites to your desired results! Once it matches what you want, your dentist will use a special curing light to harden the substance. You’ll be able to enjoy a brand-new smile, and the results can last several years with proper care.
#2: Porcelain Veneers
While veneers typically have a higher initial cost, they provide the most comprehensive cosmetic dental solutions. These thin porcelain shells are specifically designed to blend seamlessly over the front surface of your pearly whites. This allows them to mask more drastic cosmetic imperfections than dental bonding can, which includes changing the size and shape of smaller teeth. The porcelain material is also non-porous, meaning it’s highly resistant to staining and discoloration. After only a couple of dental visits, you’ll have a virtually permanent whitening solution that can last 15 years or more with regular dental care.
#3: Dental Crowns
Although this treatment is mainly a restorative option, you can still expect to receive a beautifully whitened smile as a result. Dental crowns are personalized to match the rest of your natural teeth, strengthening and even lengthening the ones you want to change. In this way, you can enhance mildly damaged pearly whites as well as smaller ones for a more ideal appearance. It’s important to remember that this restoration option may become more costly in the long run, as you’ll need to replace them after several years.
Even if you have small teeth, there are still options to get you a smile you can be proud to show off! Speak with your dentist if you think you can benefit from these treatments, and they’ll be happy to help determine the best way to achieve your ideal pearly whites.
About the Author
Dr. Melanie White studied at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and has provided excellent care for over a decade. With her passion for helping others, she regularly seeks advanced training to stay on top of the latest developments in the field so that her patients get the treatment they deserve. She offers a wide selection of high-quality services, including dental bonding, veneers, and dental crowns to address small teeth. If you’d like to request an appointment, visit her website or call her at 608-882-4860.