A male asked:
Hello doc. i am 30 years old. i have protruding front teeth. does it make sense to drill it down and cap it?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzisanswered
Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely Not: Your protruding teeth need to be evaluated to determine if the problem is skeletal or dental in nature. Orthodontic care can help in most situations. Protruding teeth will still be protruding even if you attempt to have them crowned... don't do it!
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Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Woah: First step is to learn as much as you can about your malocclusion before deciding on Surgery (caps). Be sure to ask about life-span of restorations. A better solution might be to straighten your teeth. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an Initial Exam (probably free) and a discussion of treatment options. Best results obtained when Dentist & Orthodontist collaborate.
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Last updated Dec 15, 2018
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