How to Address the Issue of Small Teeth

September 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — pasadenafamily @ 12:48 pm
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There are all kinds of people out there, and as any dentist will tell you, every one of them has a completely unique set of teeth. That means that there’s no shortage of issues that people can have with their smile.

For example, maybe you’re someone who feels like your teeth are a little bit “small,” or like they don’t quite fit the rest of your mouth. It might sound strange, but you actually aren’t alone— there are actually a few reasons why this could be the case, and quite a few treatments you could use to help.

Why Do My Teeth Seem Small?

The formal term for teeth that are smaller than average is “microdontia,” and it can affect anywhere from a few teeth to your whole smile. Its severity and the number of teeth affected come down to several factors, many of which depend on what’s causing the issue in the first place.

In many instances, small teeth are genetic. If you’ve found that your adult teeth have always seemed too small, odd are that they’re naturally that shape, and that you may have a family history of microdontia.

In some instances, they may also be a symptom of another disorder, like a cleft palate or radiation exposure during development. In some cases, you’re likely to also be missing a fair number of teeth.

Finally, teeth may sometimes be worn down over time. This is most common in people who chronically grind their teeth.

What Can Be Done About Small Teeth?

As it turns out, there are plenty of things that can be done to lengthen your teeth. First there’s direct bonding, which involves coating the tooth in a pale composite resin that changes its appearance.

You may also be interested in veneers, which are small porcelain shards that can cover the teeth completely, changing everything from their size to their alignment with each other.

While there are plenty of cosmetic issues out there, there are also plenty of treatments that can help you. No matter how you feel about your teeth, there’s a way for you to get the smile of your dreams!

About Our Practice

What if when you went to the dentist’s office it didn’t have to feel like a chore? At Pasadena Family Dentistry, we’re happy to say that our patients can get the smile of their dreams in an environment that will make them feel completely at home. We know that people can have all kinds of issues with their teeth, and we love being able to solve their problems so that they can feel completely confident in their smiles.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (713) 946-5171.

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