A 16-year-old male asked:
at what age do teeth stop growing? i am currently 16 and i believe that i have smaller teeth, compared to others with the same physical build as me. same age as well.
6 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Moretta answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Growing teeth: Kelvin, When teeth erupt into your mouth they are the size they will always be. They may seem as if they get longer but that's just because they need to erupt enough to touch the opposing tooth. There is no relationship between the size of your teeth and the size of your body. Sometimes very large people have very small teeth and small people can have large teeth.
Answered on Jul 2, 2017
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
At age 18: your adult teeth have completely erupted and your bones have finished growing. The size of the teeth will depend on its “genetic blueprint".
Answered on Nov 20, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Small teeth: You might have small teeth in comparison to others. The size of the tooth will not change. and is genetically determined. Without seeing your teeth it is impossible to tell if they are truly small, but an examination at a local dentist can solve the mystery.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: At age sixteen, you have so many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social, and professional development that you'd be doing yourself a disservice to do anything other than just ask your dentist. Some folks have big teeth. Some folks' are smaller. By contrast, your level of physical fitness is entirely under your control, and it is essential you also discover your calling in life. Go 4 it.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015
Dr. Justin Nelson answered
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Your done growing: depending on IF you have wisdom teeth or not you should be done growing teeth & the teeth you currently have are the size they will be hopefully forever (if you are not a clencher/grinder)
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Size: The size of the crowns of your teeth, the part that you see (you don't see the roots), is fully formed before the tooth erupts. Sometimes excess gum tissue makes teeth look short. If teeth are too narrow Orthodontist can space them apart do that restorative Dentist can make them look wider. Start with your Dentist. Ask for advice.
Answered on Apr 18, 2016
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