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What Is The Best Treatment For Small Teeth
Best way to get rid of a gummy smile? I have a gummy smile I would like to fix, but I also have really small teeth. So, I'm not sure which would be the easier or cheaper route to make me look better, gum reduction surgery, or something like veneers..
Before: Before you do anything consult an orthodontist. If your upper front teeth are over-erupted (they grew down too far) they can be moved up bringing the bone and gums with them thus reducing the gummy smile. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
A small teeth, last in line of my molar teeth, broke into 1/2 without any impact. I don't have this teeth on the other side. Is it a matter of concern?
Yes find a dentist: Anytime a tooth has broken, it can lead to a large amount of pain and infection. This can also mean you may have a number of other problems. Find a dentist. ...Read more
No: Unless the small teeth are primary teeth, small adult teeth that are healthy and in occlusion should not be a problem. Retained baby teeth can be a problem when they are lost. ...Read more
Microdontia: Microdontia is a condition in which one or more teeth appear smaller than normal. ...Read more
See your dentist: There are many home bleaching remedies on the market, many of which do work and some which do not work as well. I would suggest that you see your dentist for a thorough exam and cleaning, it is entirely possible that the stains will polish off during the cleaning. If not, then your dentist can make apporpriate suggestions. ...Read more
How can I align the height of my small teeth with the height of the other teeth? Can braces do that?
Yes: It depends on whether all of your teeth are permanent teeth or if some are permanent and some are deciduous (baby) teeth. The treatment is different depending on the teeth that you have. Only a comprehensive evaluation with a dentist or orthodontist can address your concerns. ...Read more
Couple of things: It is more common for adults to retain some "baby" teeth. Or more unlikely are genetic defeciencies resulting in improperly formed teeth. ...Read more
That depends: Are you talking length (from gum line to tip of the tooth) or overall size? If length of the tooth then they have probably been ground down due to tooth grinding (bruxism). In which case a night guard might help prevent further damage. If you are talking overall size then genetics. ...Read more
How painful is a deep scaling, I need to have deep scaling on 3 small teeth but terrified of going to my appt?
Use super phosphozyme $15 by biotic research. Use few drops in your mouth after few min rinse - the scales will disintegrate and fall off. After this brush teeth with baking soda to remove acid from teeth prevents dental scaling visit.
If you want to prevent scales forming use magnetized water - by using imrs mat with 70mt for 8 min and drink this water scales will not be able to form. ...Read more
I have a cross bite and small teeth. Thus, have a very weird smile. Thus I don't ever show my teeth because its embarrassing! Please advise?
Team Approach: First, seek the advice of a well respected local dentist. An examination will provide him/her with the basic info needed to formulate a treatment plan. Then, a consultation with a local orthodontist who can determine how best to treat the cross bite. Together, they will work to transform your appearance so that you'll never stop smiling. All the best... ...Read more
Can porcelain veneers help with small teeth? My front bottom teeth are very small, and I would like them to be normal size. Would I choose porcelain veneers for this? .
Not sure...: I would visit with a well-respected dentist found by online reviews or by direct referral from a trusted friend who has veneers. Perhaps orthodontics is an option. Perhaps veneers. Perhaps crowns. An exam by a respected and experienced dentist can provide a great answer to your specific concerns. ...Read more
No risks: Having spacing between teeth actually makes it easier to keep them clean an may actually reduce your chances of getting tooth decay. ...Read more
Probably not: Although there are some rare genetic disorders that cause this appearance, I would not worry. Tooth size and the position / appearance of the gum tissue is relative. Please see a pediatric dentist to assess the size and shape of the teeth and gums. ...Read more
Yes: Clear retainers work successfully with all sizes of teeth. ...Read more
Braces: Average time 3-4 months but there are so many factors that can make this faster or slower such as extractions, rotated teeth, your age, and the list goes on. ...Read more
My gums are swelling, it caused by a small teeth grew up at the back of the wisdom teeth. Its really pain. What should I do?
See a dentist: You should see a dentist about this painful problem. It sounds like you have an infection that needs to be treated. Don't delay. This could be serious. ...Read more
Back teeth cracked? My dentist told me that I have several small teeth in my molars due to cracked teeth syndrome. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? .
Please rephrase your question.
Typically cracked tooth syndrome is due to bruxism (grinding teeth) or chewing excessively hard foods (such as ice). Control of these etiologies will go a long way to reducing the potential for cracked teeth. ...Read more
Not plastic surgeon: A cosmetic dentist would be the first to consult. There are procedures which can be done to give the teeth a longer look and at the same time a less gummy smile. ...Read more
Tooth bleaching: Yellow and brown color teeth respond better to bleaching than gray colored teeth. Check with you dentist to see what he/she would recommend for your teeth and your expectations ...Read more
Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain: If the pain is constant/ lingers and it is throbbing the best treatment is a root canal followed by a crown to protect the tooth. If the pain is not constant then you may be able to just have a filling. Please see your dentist today to get out of pain so you can enjoy the long weekend. ...Read more
My nti nightguard made my teeth shift. I have a underbite now and the bite is uneven. Why did this happen, and what is the best treatment to fix it?
Not sure, discuss it: While at first glance, you might attribute 100% of your problem to the nti appliance, it might be more complicated than that. That is not to say that the nti appliance made it worse, (nor caused it). Never having seen you or your bite before and now, we can only guess as to what's going on and why. Discuss this with your dentist and consider orthodontics if appropriate. ...Read more
Hie im a 20 year old guy and have multiple diastema with 4 gaps between my front teeth. I would like to know which is the best treatment option?
Treatment Options: Since treatment plans depend on a number of factors, including your bite, size of your teeth and diastemas, budget, and timeframe for completion of care, it would be best to consult with a local dentist who can actually examine you, listen to your desires, explain your options, and discuss fees. ...Read more
How many times...: ...Has this same question, or a slight variation, been asked on healthtap and answered by so many dentists the same way? Best rx, see your dentist. This isn't a do-it-yourself problem. There's nothing you can take to fix it. You need professional help. Get off the computer, pick up a phone, and call your dentist...Now. ...Read more
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