closeup of a dental veneerDo you feel that your teeth are too small for your mouth and have given you an unattractive and uneven smile? You could be living with microdontia, a genetic condition that was likely passed down to you from one of your parents. Adults with microdontia will have gaps in between their small teeth, making them appear as if they still have baby teeth.

Unfortunately, microdontia causes problems in addition to the aesthetic concerns. You won’t be able to chew properly, and your teeth may be crooked and misaligned, causing them to rub up against the teeth inappropriately. Over time, this could cause premature wear and tooth damage. Fortunately, there are a few tried and true methods that can correct your microdontia and give you the smile that you’ve always wanted:

  1. Veneers – A dental veneer will fit over the top of your existing teeth, and they cover the front portion. This means that they are a great option if your teeth are too small, and these custom-fitted thin shells can also make your teeth look stronger and whiter. Some of your existing enamel will need to be removed prior to putting veneers into place.
  2. CrownsCrowns can be used to make your tooth stronger while it improves the appearance. If your teeth are weak, or if they experienced cavities or other problems, they can strengthen the tooth while providing it with a more attractive shape.
  3. Composite ResinComposite resin can be used in dental bonding to repair cracks and fill in gaps, and if you have a minor problem with your microdontia, it can correct it. Composites can withstand moderate pressure and can adhere to your tooth easily. Plus, you won’t need to remove much of your existing tooth.

Are you ready to get a nicer smile that isn’t tainted by your microdontia? Talk to your dentist today.