Who would not agree that healthy, nicely shaped, naturally white teeth make their owners self-confident and therefore more successful? In today’s world, the emphasis we put on our appearance is even bigger than before. This is why more and more people use the various methods of tooth reshaping.
In the followings, you will find answers to these questions:
- Is tooth reshaping possible?
- In what cases is tooth reshaping justified?
- What kind of dental procedures are suitable for teeth contouring?
It frequently occurs that, despite having healthy teeth, we are not happy with them from an aesthetic point of view. The good news is that it is possible to change the colour, the size and even the shape of our teeth. Thanks to scientific developments and modern dental procedures, today anyone can have a perfect set of teeth.
Diastema – a gap between the teeth – is a harmless flaw in most cases. Most frequently it occurs between the two upper incisors. However, it can also appear between the side and posterior teeth, which can lead to chewing problems, as well as other dental problems. Getting rid of the gap between the teeth is not only a remedy for these problems. It can also change the patient’s speech and pronunciation of words. The uneven surface of the teeth can also cause inconveniences. It can make chewing difficult, the affected teeth are more prone to cavities and it is not nice from an aesthetic point of view, either. Another common phenomenon is the noticeable difference in the size and shape of our teeth. This can be really disturbing, especially when the sizes of the frontal teeth are different, which makes our teeth look irregular. Quite often people’s teeth look much smaller than they are in reality. The reason for this is that the gum grows over the teeth excessively, making them smaller optically.
Depending on the patient’s preferences, various procedures are available to change the shape and size of the teeth.
One of the best known solutions is the dental crown which protects a weakened tooth. This is an ideal solution for making the discoloured, irregular teeth look better. Besides, it is used for implants and for repairing broken or damaged teeth. Crowns can be made of various materials: metal, metal ceramic, plastic, full ceramic or zirconium oxide. A disadvantage is that during the fitting procedure, teeth must be ground down which damages the intact teeth.
Dental veneers, ceramic veneers or direct veneers are excellent, but lesser known solutions. They can offer a perfect result when our teeth are discoloured, there is a gap between our frontal teeth, our tooth is broken or it doesn’t have the appropriate shape or size. A decisive argument for ceramic veneers is the fact that the teeth are only minimally ground down during the procedure. The end result is a beautiful, natural looking set of teeth.
Many people remember braces from their childhood. Braces also serve as a solution for altering the size and shape of the teeth. In order to achieve the desired effect, patients must usually wear braces for several months or even for years. In most cases patients wearing braces complain of some pain and discomfort. Another argument against braces is that they are too visible so they can make their owner feel socially uncomfortable. Fortunately, a solution already exists for this problem, too. There are internally fitted, therefore completely invisible devices which offer a perfect solution from an aesthetic point of view.
In cases when the teeth seem too small because the gum has grown over them, the dentist can push the gum up by using dental laser. This increases the size of the visible surface of the teeth.
All in all, if you are not satisfied with your teeth, don’t be afraid to contact us– nowadays there is a solution to every problem!