Having crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can restore your teeth to the point where you can smile without fear. Our Edmonton dentists explain these procedures and how they can benefit your teeth in this post.
How teeth become irregularly shaped
Teeth that are irregularly shaped or uneven can be caused by a variety of factors at any age, including genetics and teeth grinding. Uneven teeth can cause or be caused by functional bite issues and TMJ disorder, two common dental problems. TMJ disorders are problems with the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves that cause chronic pain in the face. TMJ can be caused by any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony.
What happens if I have uneven teeth?
Teeth that are out of proportion to your face, among other things, can make you look older, cause wrinkles, and provide insufficient support for your jaw and facial structure. Our dentists at Today's Dental can examine your smile and bite to see if this is the case for you, and then treat the problem as needed as part of our cosmetic dental services.
What treatment options are available?
Bear in mind that treatment options are decided on a case-to-case basis. Depending on your case, you may be a candidate for one of the following options:
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials that are used to cover the front surface of teeth to change their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth and can alter their colour, shape, size, or length.
Veneers can help you improve the appearance of your teeth as well as the function of your bite. Our Edmonton dentists can help support proper bite and jaw alignment with custom-designed porcelain veneers.
By "shaving off" a small amount of enamel to make them more consistent with the surrounding teeth, it is possible to quickly correct some uneven teeth. This is usually the most effective treatment for minor differences.