I Don’t Like the Shape of My Teeth
You have very little control over the natural shape of your teeth. Most of the time it depends wholly on genetics. There are times, however, when external factors may have affected the shape of your teeth. For example, bruxism or habitual grinding of your teeth can make some changes to your smile. An accident that caused a chipped tooth can be to blame. Whatever it is that makes you dislike the shape of the teeth can and should be addressed. Your dental team in Kansas City, MO, wants you to fall back in love with your smile.
Sharp, Jagged Edges
Teeth can sometimes appear sharp and jagged on the edges. There may be a few teeth in your smile that look this way or your entire smile can be affected. Tooth contouring can be a great option for smoothing the edges of teeth. Contouring is the process of gently removing a conservative amount of the tooth’s enamel to make it blend better with the rest of your smile. If your entire smile is affected, porcelain veneers can be a great way to create a smile makeover.
There are times when a tooth or a few teeth are different sizes than the majority of the smile. Whether your smile is naturally uneven or if accidents and injuries caused the size difference, there are solutions. Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a composite resin directly to the tooth. For teeth with a minimal amount needed to be added, bonding can be a great choice. For teeth with more substantial needs, customized porcelain veneers can be a great way to cover the front of the tooth with exactly the size and shape you are looking for.
Gaps and Odd Angles
If your teeth are misaligned, orthodontic assistance may be needed not only for the appearance of your smile but for the health of it. If the shape of your teeth is causing gaps or odd angles, any of the cosmetic treatments mentioned above should be able to help.