We often learn from patients that they think their teeth are too small. This is generally an issue that occurs as a matter of perspective. Perfectly healthy teeth may simply look too small to a patient who appreciates larger teeth. Or, patients don’t realize that their teeth are just fine – it’s their gum tissue that is excessive (and, in effect, reducing the visible area of tooth tissue). If you feel unhappy with your smile due to teeth that seem they are on the smaller end of the spectrum, cosmetic dentistry can help.
Is It Your Gums?
If your gum tissue is excessive, it can cover up a significant portion of your teeth. As a result, you might feel like you have a gummy smile and very short teeth. Good news – with the cosmetic dentistry treatment gum contouring, we can carefully remove some of your excess gum tissue. The result: Your smile will no longer look “gummy” and your teeth will look longer and in better proportion to the rest of your smile and facial features.
Is It Preference?
Perhaps you just feel that your teeth are too small and that they fail to complement the rest of your face. Fortunately, you have some cosmetic dentistry options to address this issue. If you have one tooth that looks too small – or just a handful – we may suggest dental bonding to extend the length of the teeth or to widen their appearance. If you are looking to make a dramatic improvement, we may suggest choosing porcelain veneers, with which we can fully customize the new shape, size, and shade of your teeth.
Your Los Angeles Dentists
At A New Smile Dental, our experienced dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. We are hear to help answer any questions you may have about your dental care.
Our state of art offices are proud to serve residents of: Eagle Rock, Pacoima, San Fernando, Granda Hills, Highland Park, Pasadena, Glendale, Sherman Oaks and all surrounding communities. Contact us today!