What Causes Short Teeth
Normal teeth wear
The most noticeable tooth wear is occlusal wear
which affects the biting (enamel) surface. It occurs when the enamel's surface interacts between the upper and lower teeth; specifically, wear removes material from the enamel surface.
Microdontia is a common oral problem among people. A person who has teeth smaller than average has a case of microdontia. The teeth are small, the crowns short, and the expected contact area between the teeth is missing. Adults with microdontia may have small teeth with gaps, making them look like baby teeth. Microdontia case varies from person to person. Some have one or two short teeth, while others have most teeth less long than average.
Excessive gum tissue
A gummy smile is a condition in which excess gum tissue makes your teeth look more petite. Gingivectomy or gummy reduction surgery is required to remove excess gum tissue and expose more teeth.
Tooth extension is a standard dental treatment, whether the teeth are short due to wear, microdontia, or gummy smiles.
Tooth extension reveals more tooth structure to support crowns and fillings or reduce "gummies" in smiles by positioning the teeth' gum line. Tooth extension treatment also means applying non-surgical cosmetic treatment with dental veneers to lengthen and reshape the teeth.
Painless teeth lengthening with veneers
In Missy's case, she recognized tooth wear and consulted with us about her short teeth. Missy's upper font teeth were less than the optimal length, and her teeth were uneven in length with discoloration. She did not have any gummy smiles, her teeth were moderately straight, and her gums were in good shape. We decided that dental veneers are suitable for her front teeth treatment. With ten porcelain veneers, in only three office visits, she's got the smile of her dreams.
If you have short teeth and are worried about them wearing out, it is not suitable for your well-being. Even with shorl or uneven teeth, porcelain veneers can fix aesthetic dental problems and minimize invasive restorations.