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Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Uneven Teeth

Having uneven teeth can be a big blow to your self-confidence. Luckily, there are treatment options available that should bring your teeth to a level where you're not afraid to smile. In this post, our dentists at Toothworks Kilborn Dental describe these procedures and how they can help your teeth.

How teeth become irregularly shaped

Teeth that are irregularly shaped or uneven can result from several factors, including genetics and teeth grinding at any age. TMJ disorder and functioning bite issues are two common dental problems that can be caused or exacerbated by uneven teeth. TMJ disorders are problems with the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves that cause chronic facial pain. TMJ can be caused by any issue that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working in unison.

What happens if I have uneven teeth?

Teeth that are out of proportion to your face can make you appear older, cause wrinkles, and provide insufficient support for your jaw and facial structure, among other things. As part of our cosmetic dental services at Toothworks, our dentists can examine your smile and bite to determine if this is the case for you, then treat the issue as necessary. 

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:

Porcelain Veneers

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 improve not only the appearance of your teeth but also the function of your bite. Custom-designed porcelain veneers from our Ontario dentists can help support proper alignment between your bite and jaw.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding may be recommended to repair tooth damage, fill a gap between two teeth, or improve the appearance of misaligned teeth. 

When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, dental bonding is usually one of the least invasive. The composite bonding material can be shaped, hardened, and polished to blend in with the tooth being repaired. The material's colour can be adjusted to closely match the colour of your surrounding teeth.

Dental bonding is commonly used to repair chipped or discoloured teeth, but it is also commonly used to close gaps between teeth and to change the colour and shape of teeth to try and achieve a more symmetrical, cohesive appearance.

Recontouring

Some uneven teeth can be quickly corrected by "shaving off" a small amount of enamel to make them more consistent with the surrounding teeth. This is usually the most effective treatment for minor differences.

Worried about uneven teeth and the effect they are having on your self-confidence? Contact our dentists at Toothworks Kilborn Dental today! We'll assess your teeth and provide an assessment and treatment options. Or find a Toothworks location near you.

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