Worn down uneven upper teeth treatment

When worn down, uneven upper teeth require specialized treatment to address their alignment, structural integrity, and short or sized upper teeth. While braces effectively straighten teeth by realigning them, they don't alter the individual shape of each tooth or enhance their length. The length of your teeth is primarily determined by genetics and may change over time with regular use.

If you grind your teeth, also known as bruxism, your teeth will eventually become shorter. Various factors can cause teeth grinding, and if left untreated, it can cause the teeth to shorten even more. If your teeth grinding is severe, consult your dentist to determine the cause and discuss treatment options.

The common cause of teeth grinding

  • People who grind their teeth due to stress or anxiety tend to do so while sleeping, resulting in excessive wear on their teeth.

  • Medical Conditions refer to people with health issues related to the nervous system, such as neurological disorders.

Longer teeth can make you look younger

Solutions for Uneven Front Teeth

If you're disappointed with the length of your front teeth, consider veneers. These magical smile enhancers are like a thin layer of magical porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. The cost of veneers varies by clinic, location, and materials used. They come in the colors, shapes, and sizes you've always dreamed of, giving you that perfect, natural, just-right look.

Veneers are not only aesthetically pleasing. They are a powerful solution to common problems such as having undersized or short front teeth and address concerns about tooth staining and darkening. Veneers work wonders on small or uneven front teeth, helping you achieve a more youthful and balanced smile.

Britney sought our expertise due to her concerns about the shortening and wear of her front teeth, affecting her confidence in her smile. To address her specific needs, we devoted time to understanding her situation comprehensively and crafted a tailored treatment plan.

Utilizing an NTI deprogrammer, we assessed her bite, aligned her jaw to a neutral position, and accurately addressed any bite interferences. The nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system (NTI deprogrammer) is a small plastic-like device custom-made to fit your top or bottom front teeth. It is usually worn only at night.

In these instances, the innermost teeth on each side often contact the outer teeth slightly prematurely. Our initial steps were rectifying early contact and ensuring a balanced bite before commencing the smile design process.

Our approach involved using a temporary material to extend the length of her teeth, providing a more youthful appearance. She wore these temporaries to assess aesthetic results and occlusion, ensuring the material's resilience during regular chewing activities.

Britney noticed decreased teeth grinding after receiving new functional and aesthetically pleasing temporary veneers. Then, move on to the final step of applying the permanent porcelain veneer. Confirming that the temporaries looked good and functioned seamlessly, allowing for natural eating and speaking, was crucial.

The durability of the temporaries served as a vital indicator, ensuring the longevity of the final result- porcelain veneers. We opted to apply ten veneers to pursue a functional, enduringly beautiful smile.

Don't let the appearance of your teeth hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a beautiful, confident smile today by booking a consultation with us to discuss dental veneers. Our friendly team will happily answer any questions and help you make an informed decision about your oral health.

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Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 486 dental professionals worldwide (Only four in Houston) as of 2024 who have achieved this prestigious honor.