It’s no secret that genetics play a role in how individuals develop. Yet, many are surprised to learn that the same is true when it comes to the shape and size of their teeth! In fact, Microdontia is an oral-genetic condition characterized by very small teeth that look like primary teeth. Without question, Microdontia affects the overall functioning of teeth, leading to severe wear and tear. Fortunately, advancements in restorative and cosmetic dentistry can give your smile the second chance it deserves.
For patients with Microdontia, each specific case is slightly different. Thus, depending on the extent of their condition, patients may explore options for tooth-colored composite bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns.
With a combination of glass and quartz filler, tooth-colored composite fillings are safe and effective for both front teeth and back teeth. Considered a more conservative restoration, composites adhere to teeth through a process called dental bonding. The good news regarding composites is that very little tooth preparation is involved, meaning that as much natural tooth structure as possible is preserved.
In turn, porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic option, as they are individually crafted to cover the front facial surface of a tooth. Mostly applied to teeth that are stained, chipped, or fractured, veneers provide an instant transformation to teeth. As long as patients are committed to proper care for their veneers, they can maintain their integrity for many years.
Finally, to rebuild a tooth to its appropriate shape and size, a crown is a versatile restoration that not only improves the appearance of one’s tooth—it protects it. Dental professionals rely on crowns to attach bridges, protect teeth that are weak, to hold broken sections of teeth together, or to cover teeth that are discolored or misshapen.
Are You Frustrated And Self-Conscious About Your Smile?
As a Top Dentist in Marietta, Dr. Leia Porcaro welcomes you to Grateful Dental, where you’ll experience expertise in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. When it comes to Microdontia, Dr. Porcaro understands that this condition has likely caused you frustration. In addition, it has probably caused you to feel self-conscious about your smile. If so, call Grateful Dental today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Porcaro. Your smile deserves a second chance.