I Don’t Like My Short Teeth: Can You Help?

I Don’t Like My Short Teeth: Can You Help?

You’re tight-lipped when it comes to smiling thanks to small front teeth and you’re tired of hiding your great grin. Luckily, there are several options we can use to make the teeth in your “smile zone” appear larger and more right-sized.

At Peninsula Dental Excellence, we pride ourselves on offering cosmetic dentistry options to meet most every aesthetic goal. Under the experienced direction of Drs. Jeff Yoshihara and Colin Au, our team can provide you with a smile you’ll be proud to show off every chance you get.

As an example of what we can accomplish through our cosmetic dentistry services, here’s a look at some of the ways in which we tackle small teeth. Please note that there isn’t anything we can do to enlarge the teeth themselves, but there are some great steps we can take to make small teeth appear larger.

Dental bonding

One of the quickest, easiest, and most economical ways to provide a little more length to your small teeth is through dental bonding. With this approach, we apply a composite-resin material to your teeth, adding a little extra length, and then we harden the materials with a special light.

Dental bonding is a great technique for those who wish their front teeth were just a little bit longer, but this approach has its limits.

Dental veneers

If you have disproportionately small teeth in your smile zone, we can also use dental veneers to help your teeth appear longer. Veneers are thin, wafer-like shells that we place over the fronts of your teeth to hide imperfections, such as disproportionately small teeth.

Our dental veneers are made from durable materials that mimic the coloring of natural teeth and stand up to the rigors of chewing.

A crowning moment

If dental veneers aren’t able to provide enough “length” to your teeth, we can use dental crowns to cover the exposed teeth, giving them the shape and size you desire. The crowns we use are made up of porcelain and certain metals, which give these dental caps the look, feel, and durability of your natural teeth.

Contouring your gums to better effect

If larger-than-normal gums are covering your teeth too much, making them appear smaller, we can turn to gum contouring to reveal more of your teeth. Through gum contouring, we remove excess gum tissue during an in-office procedure so that your smile features more of your teeth and less of your gums.

The bottom line is that there are options for small teeth and we offer them here. To find out which treatment is best for your small teeth, contact our office in Mountain View, California, to set up an appointment.

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