Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions
How can I change the shape of my teeth?
There are many factors that determine the appearance of your teeth. Your genetics play a part in determining how large or small your teeth are, and they also help determine whether your teeth are rounded or squared-off in shape. Genetics can also affect other common dental traits, such as teeth spacing, jaw growth, etc. One of the most common cosmetic concerns we hear from our patients is regarding the shape and size of their teeth, and patients want to know how they can make a change.
For those patients who are not satisfied with their smile, we offer cosmetic dentistry at Coddington Dental.
We’ll cover these important topics for you, so your cosmetic dentistry decision is easy!
- Can cosmetic dentistry change the shape of my teeth?
- Are porcelain veneers a good choice?
- What can dental crowns be good for?
- How do I go about visiting with a dentist regarding cosmetic dentistry concerns?
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change the Shape of My Teeth?
Our dentist may simply recommend reshaping and re-contouring your teeth if you only need a minor modification. This procedure is for teeth that only need slight changes. So, it is for teeth that are healthy and show no signs of decay. This procedure involves using sanding strips and dental equipment to make subtle adjustments and is relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetic dental treatments. The gentle and slight reshaping of your teeth can leave you with a smaller smile of a more ideal shape; and the process is not uncomfortable!
When modifying the shape of your smile, it is important to consider your facial dimensions and features. Typically, females opt for a more rounded look to their teeth, while males prefer a more square look. However, our cosmetic dentists will speak with you about your specific needs and wants to give you the most optimal smile.
Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry
If you need or desire a more dramatic shift in your appearance and smile, you may consider porcelain veneers or crowns. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are permanently applied and bonded over the front teeth. Before placing veneers, your teeth are gently prepped by your dentist. Then, your custom-made, lab-fabricated veneers will be placed on your teeth. Veneers are an excellent choice for the front teeth and on teeth with little to no decay. With just slight modifications, veneers are able to drastically improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
Dental Crowns and Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns are also used when patients desire a big change in the size and shape of their teeth. When the teeth in question are highly decayed, sustain significant biting and chewing forces, or contain existing fillings, they also are good candidates for crowns. All porcelain, tooth-colored crowns are made to treat cavities and provide support for chewing while altering the size and shape of your teeth. Cosmetic crowns can be used on both the front and back teeth.
If you are concerned that your teeth seem too small, our cosmetic dentists will evaluate your gum line as well. It is possible to reshape your gum line if you feel your teeth are “too small.” Re-sculpting the gum tissue, if you feel that your gum line covers too much of your natural tooth, our dentists can help to reveal larger teeth. This can help make your smile more aesthetically pleasing and also more fitting to your face.
If you are interested in cosmetically changing the appearance, shape, or size of your teeth, we recommend that you schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with us. At Coddington Dental, our dentists make sure that they have a clear understanding of their patients’ goals for their cosmetic makeover.
Make easy, affordable payments for your procedure with dental payment plans we offer.
Coddington Dental is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.
Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.