How to Handle an Uneven Smile

June 12, 2017

Cosmetic smile imperfections don’t always have to be difficult to fix with your Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA, dentist.Tooth Reshaping, Dental Bonding, Dental Veneers

Are you dealing with a chipped front tooth that throws the rest of your smile out of whack? Do you hate that you have extremely long, pointed canines that make your smile look odd and uneven? There are many issues that can affect the overall shape and size of your smile, but there are a variety of options that our Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA, cosmetic dentists offers to even out your smile.

Tooth Reshaping

If you find that one tooth is just a bit longer than the rest, then you may want to even your smile out. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy task that doesn’t require much more than for our Marietta, GA, dentist to shave off a very small amount of enamel from the tooth so that it’s the same length as the rest of your smile. Reshaping is painless and completely non-invasive.

Dental Bonding

For more mild-to-moderate shaping issues, dental bonding may be the best approach. In many cases, tooth reshaping and dental bonding go hand-in-hand. During dental bonding, our dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin over a tooth that perhaps needs to be longer than it is or is chipped or cracked. We will contour, shape, trim and mold the resin until we have the ideal shape. Once it’s been fully shaped, we will harden the resin into place.

Dental Veneers

Sometimes there are more serious imperfections or multiple issues that need to be addressed at once in order to get a uniformed smile. If this is the case, reshaping and bonding may just not be enough; luckily, dental veneers make it possible to get the smile you’ve always wanted when other options just aren’t ideal.

Veneers are uniquely made tooth-colored shells. These thin translucent shells are adhered to the front of one or more teeth to alter the size, shape and even color of your smile. Since some tooth enamel must be removed from the teeth prior to placing your veneers, this restoration is meant to last the rest of your life.

1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA, is ready to help you get the smile of your dreams. Whether you want to make only minor adjustments or you are ready to completely change the way your smile looks, we are here to make sure you always get the smile you want through cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your consultation today!