Fix Small teethSolutions for peg lateral teeth
As a teenager, Ms. E completed her braces and had straight teeth. However, her upper four center teeth were small: she had a condition in which one or more teeth appear smaller than usual, called peg teeth. Because her skeletal growth had not stopped yet, we provided direct bonding using composite resin/dental bonding on the teeth.
Now she has grown up and is ready for the best smile using the porcelain veneers. Since her original teeth were tiny and needed wider to get a natural proportion, we decided to proceed with an additional treatment plan to give her a smile makeover with little or no tooth reduction. She liked the original color of her teeth and wanted them to be a little whiter, but not too much. We decided not to touch the canines or the bicuspids and only the four center teeth with minimal or no-prep veneer. This way, she can reduce the treatment cost, and most importantly, we can do the most conservative treatment without removing too much tooth structure.
In general, when we are doing a smile makeover, the more you do, the better the result you get. Usually, it is a good idea to avoid doing only six teeth (Canine to Canine). Canines are the most yellowish teeth in your mouth, and if you do "canine-to-canine" veneers and make them whiter, you will see a huge color difference. It's almost like a step after the canines and makes it unnatural, or it might look like you have only six teeth in the front because dark bicuspids and molars do not show much.
To avoid this, we usually do eight or ten teeth. However, with a case like this, you have options to do only four teeth. We recommend this option when your canines and bicuspids are in a good position; for example, the shape is good when canines and bicuspids have no caries. If you do not like the color of your teeth, we would need to do eight or more teeth. Nevertheless, if you want to whiten your smile slightly, we can do with only four teeth because it is natural that you have the center four teeth whiter than the canines.
Dr. Shimizu always takes time to achieve the aesthetic and functional results, and the patient was pleased with the results.
Smile Design Cases:
Straight teeth without braces
Flared teeth fix
Missing teeth fix
Small teeth fix
Uneven tooth color fix
Teeth discoloration repair
Worn teeth repair and treatment
Damaged teeth repair
Short teeth fix
Gap teeth fix
Full mouth dental reconstruction
Fix overlapping teeth without braces
Giving people the smile they want is our passion!
Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 417 dental professionals worldwide (Only six in Houston area) as of 2021 who have achieved this prestigious honor.