No one has body parts that are perfect on the outside or inside. This includes teeth. Some people have one tooth, many teeth or all of their teeth that are misshapen due to genetic and environmental reasons. Common misshapen teeth include upper lateral incisors (they’re right next to your upper two front teeth) second premolars (the third and fourth teeth in from your two front teeth) and wisdom teeth. A prosthodontist is uniquely qualified to decide the best way to treat and restore a patient’s one or more misshapen teeth in function and appearance.
Prosthodontists are dental specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth. They have completed dental school and then three or more extra years of advanced training and education in a prosthodontic graduate program that’s accredited by the American Dental Association. The duties of their specialty include providing dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.
You can feel confident that at the office of The Miller Center for Dental Excellence, our board-certified prosthodontists are devoted to the care and comfort of every patient. Our entire staff creates an atmosphere that’s professional, warm and friendly. We have a strong interest in you and all of your prosthodontic needs.
Misshapen upper lateral incisors look like small, pointed pegs. They play an important role in a nice-looking smile.
Ectodermal dysplasia is one of the most widespread dental imperfections that stem from heredity. The teeth of people with this syndrome are unusually small, deformed or missing altogether. Anyone with ectodermal dysplasia should be assessed by a prosthodontist early in life.
There are quite a few ways to restore misshapen teeth. Crowns, also referred to as caps, can cover a deformed tooth so it can look and function normally. Porcelain veneers can be used to alter a tooth’s shape and color. Veneers, which are slender shells of porcelain that are internally etched and subsequently fused to a tooth’s enamel, are the first choice for covering teeth that are reasonably intact but chipped, discolored or distorted in shape. Composite resin is another popular alternative for restoration. His material’s advantages are that it requires very minor preparation of the tooth, it can be completed in just one visit and it is extremely versatile when it comes to matching the restoration color with the rest of your teeth.
The Miller Center for Dental Excellence is committed to providing all of our patients with the care and attention they deserve. Its wealth of knowledge and up-to-the-minute diagnostic tools make it the leading prosthodontist practice in this area. When you want superior care for your oral health, there’s no better place than the office of The Miller Center for Dental Excellence.
By The Miller Center for Dental Excellence
October 25, 2021