Posted on: 21 December 2016
Being comfortable in your own skin is essential in modern life where confidence increases the odds of achieving your workplace goals and personal endeavors. And a major part of being comfortable with your appearance is being happy with your smile. Therefore, if you are unhappy with your teeth because you consider them to be unusually small, you'll be glad to know that the four dental procedures below can increase the size of your teeth—and your confidence too.
1. Non-invasive Veneers
For individuals with unusually small teeth, non-invasive veneers provide a rapid way to increase the length and strength of teeth. Unlike typical veneers, non-invasive veneers do not require grinding down or removing parts of the original teeth. Because your teeth are small, the veneers can be bonded directly to each tooth without any modification to the tooth itself. This saves you both time and money over invasive veneer procedures.
Veneers made out of porcelain look and feel like bright, beautiful teeth. As a bonus, they're highly durable and naturally resistant to stains too.
2. Dental Crowns
Like veneers, dental crowns are useful for increasing the length and size of small teeth. In order to be strong and durable, crowns need to be quite thick. Consequently, teeth have to be reshaped in order to use crowns. Once teeth are shaped properly, they are capped with porcelain crowns, which--just like veneers--have a natural aesthetic that is indistinguishable from normal teeth.
3. Gum Reshaping
In some cases, "small" teeth aren't actually small at all. They just appear to be small because they are covered with an excessive amount of gum tissue. If your gums are covering too much of your teeth, you'll benefit from gum reshaping. Thanks to modern laser technology, the procedure is quick and simple. A local anesthetic is used to numb your gums, and then a laser trims away excess tissue with precision.
4. Bruxism Treatment
If your teeth are small due to bruxism (teeth grinding), then it's imperative that your bruxism is treated to prevent further damage. Treating the underlying problem will prevent your teeth from becoming smaller in the future due to excessive grinding.
A custom mouth guard will help to protect your teeth from grinding while you're asleep, which is essential if your teeth are already small and vulnerable to damage.
Thanks to advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, there's no reason to suffer with a smile that makes you unhappy. Schedule an appointment today to find out what your new smile will look like with a few simple treatments.Share