Small Teeth? Dental Veneers And Crowns Can Help

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If some of your front and back teeth are too small in your mouth, you may wonder if a dentist can increase the size of your teeth. Although a dentist can't increase the size of your teeth naturally, they can enlarge them with dental veneers and crowns. Dental veneers and crowns cover parts or all of your natural teeth crowns.

Learn more about tooth veneers and crowns below. 

What Are Dental Veneers and Crowns?

Dentists use teeth coverings, such as veneers and crowns, to repair, strengthen, or improve the appearance of teeth affected by malocclusion, microdontia, decay, injury, and other problems. Microdontia occurs when one or more of your teeth fail to grow or develop properly in the jaw. Veneers and crowns can help increase the sizes of small teeth.  

Veneers and crowns are different in how dentists use them to correct small teeth. Dentists generally place veneers on the surface of your canines and other front teeth. The coverings can make the surface of your teeth appear longer or more elongated in the mouth. 

Crowns cover the entire surface of your front and back teeth, including the bite surfaces of small molars. The surfaces of your molars should be large enough to crush and pulverize food into mush when you eat. If the surfaces are too small, you won't be able to break food down properly before you swallow it. Crowns not only increase the bite surfaces of small teeth, but they also strengthen them. 

Dental veneers and crowns can cover your small teeth and provide many other benefits. If you think veneers and crowns will work well for you, see a dentist now. 

How Do You Prepare for Veneers and Crowns?

In order for a dentist to increase the sizes of your small teeth with veneers and crowns, they must obtain models of your teeth. The models allow a provider to determine how large and wide to make your veneers and crowns. After a dentist makes models of your teeth, they'll choose a material to make the veneers and crowns. 

Most veneers and crowns come in porcelain. Porcelain mimics the natural colors of human teeth. The material is also strong enough to withstand chewing, biting, and other actions that require you to chew food thoroughly. 

The final phase of the process is the fitting stage. During the fitting stage, a dentist will cement your veneers and crowns to your small teeth. If necessary, a dentist will deep clean the surfaces of your teeth before they complete the work. The cleaning ensures each covering adheres to your natural teeth without lifting or other issues.

Learn more about veneers and crowns by contacting a dentist soon. 


21 March 2023

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.