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Improve Short Teeth Through A Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction is intended to treat a range of cosmetic and oral health concerns with teeth and gums. A primary concern of many patients is short teeth and there are fortunately effective ways to treat it. Anyone who is insecure about the appearance of their smile due to short teeth, especially if they have other concerns as well, should consider the benefits of a full mouth reconstruction.
How to repair short teeth
There are multiple methods to repair short teeth and one option might be better than another in certain scenarios. Subsequently, it is helpful to have an understanding of all available options before undergoing a full mouth reconstruction. The following is an overview of how to improve short teeth.
What are short teeth?
Short teeth are just that, which are teeth that appear to be shorter than they should be. It is important to find the cause of the concern to determine the best course of treatment. One of the main causes of short teeth is that there is too much gum tissue. This is sometimes referred to as a “gummy smile,” and it is relatively easy to improve. The other primary reason for short teeth is dental damage. Teeth may appear short due to the effects of teeth grinding or chips and cracks. Additionally, misalignment of the teeth might be a cause.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction aims to address as many if not all oral health and cosmetic concerns the patient has with teeth and gums. It typically includes several different dental procedures. For example, a patient may have short teeth due to the effects of teeth grinding, missing teeth and periodontal disease. If this is the case, a different procedure might be best to treat each issue separately.
When should I consider treatment?
For patients who only have short teeth and do not have any additional oral health or cosmetic concerns, they may not need a full mouth reconstruction. In this instance, simply treating the short teeth through dental veneers, bonding, dental crowns or gum contouring might be the best course of action. However, those who have multiple concerns or want to lengthen the majority of their teeth in the mouth, rather than just a few, may want to consider a full mouth reconstruction to address everything.
Treatment options for short teeth
The recommended treatment for short teeth will depend on the cause of the concern. For gums that extend too far, a gum contouring to safely remove gum tissue might work best. Short teeth caused by teeth grinding or another form of damage is likely best treated through dental veneers or crowns. Braces or clear aligners may work well for short teeth caused by alignment concerns.
Fix short teeth with a full mouth reconstruction
When considering a full mouth reconstruction to fix short teeth, it is best to consult with a dentist. Reach out today to learn more or to get started!
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