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What Is Microdontia?

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Evan
What Is Microdontia?Microdontia is a condition in which teeth appear unusually small. Many people with this oral issue have gaps between the teeth, which can increase the risk of bacteria and food accumulation. In addition, microdontia can affect how teeth fit together, impacting chewing and speaking. This oral condition often runs in families but can also occur due to daily wear and tear. The good thing is that modern dentistry provides ways to fix short teeth. Here are 3 treatment options for microdontia:

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a common way to add a tooth's length and improve its appearance. However, it is only a good fit for those with few affected teeth. This procedure involves adding tooth-colored materials to the tooth and shaping them to match the other teeth. In addition to treating microdontia, teeth bonding protects the teeth from damage caused by a big bite.

Dental Crowns and Veneers

Veneers and crowns are a good option for a natural-looking restoration. Veneers cover the front of the tooth, and crowns cover the entire tooth to add the length of the tooth while improving its appearance. If you have one or two smaller teeth than others, dental crowns or veneers are a good idea. In addition, if microdontia results from teeth grinding or injury, these teeth restorations can help to restore the size of your teeth while protecting them from bacteria.

Orthodontic Treatment

Sometimes misalignments can make the teeth appear smaller than usual. In this case, the upper jaw may not fit the lower jaw when biting. Luckily, orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign and braces can help to move teeth to their proper position.

Are you considering an effective procedure for improving the size of your teeth? The best treatment option for microdontia will depend on your preferences and oral needs. Schedule an appointment with our professionals to discuss more options for treating microdontia.

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