Worn down teeth are an increasing problem for many patients – you are not alone.
Teeth come in lots of different shapes and sizes. However, if your tooth size is smaller than usual, you might feel self-conscious with your smile. And as cosmetic dentists, we want our patients to wear their smiles with pride. The Gentle Dental understands the importance of feeling good and happy with your teeth and can easily correct short, worn teeth in one sitting.
10 years of experience fixing short smiles
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Placed hundreds of veneers
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Easy to get to location in East Molesey
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Treatment options for short and worn teeth
As some wear to the teeth is completely usual as you age, it can cause cosmetic concerns for patients when teeth get shorter and darker.
Various cosmetic treatments can help restore your eroded teeth to a healthy state.
Treatments like composite bonding, contouring, and crowns are common methods to rebuild or conceal the tooth.
One of the fastest ways to achieve the smile you want is with porcelain veneers.
A cosmetic procedure that rectifies many dental issues, veneers are a quick fix to enhance your overall smile.
Using minimal or no drilling, veneers are stain-resistant and allow patients to choose their shade.
With little to no prep needed, the procedure is minimally invasive as the veneer is placed on the tooth’s front surface, unlike crowns that cover the whole tooth.
- Long-lasting (can last up to twenty years)
- Require no specialist aftercare
- Are very strong and durable
- Blend flawlessly with existing teeth
- Tolerated well by gums
- Provide a natural-looking appearance
- Do not require as much shaping as crowns
- Fast & painless
- Restore bite balance
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How much tooth wear is normal?
Microdontia is a serious dental condition that can impact oral health and self-esteem.
We see many adult patients in our practice exhibit extensive wear and come to our surgery to makeover short teeth and spaces the spaces that form between them.
The most common complaint about patients is that when they smile, their teeth are not visible, meaning the condition tends to make people appear older than they are.
As mentioned above, as we age, it is completely normal for wear to occur on teeth.
Over 30 years of age, it is normal for patients to lose around one millimetre of length to the upper teeth.
Patients over forty should not have more than one millimetre, whereas if you are fifty and over, two millimetres is acceptable.
- Tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing
- Fractured teeth, bite problems
- Nerve exposure
The three causes of tooth wear
- Abrasion (external forces): Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Attrition (from tooth grinding): Unconscious bruxism
- Erosion (chemical destruction): Acidic foods, drinks and carbonated beverages
Cosmetic Dentistry Guide
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