Misshaped Teeth

Misshaped teeth can give your entire smile an odd, uneven look. If one of your teeth is considerably larger or smaller than all the rest, or is shaped in such a way that it creates gaps between your teeth, your remaining teeth can drift out of their proper position, causing all sorts of issues.

Misshaped teeth can develop due to a medical condition that affects growth and development of the body, or can be the result of genetic or environmental factors that impact on the development of your teeth. For instance, trauma or excessive wear and tear over many years, can both cause misshaped teeth. The most commonly misshaped teeth are:

Problem - Misshaped Teeth
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Second premolars
  • Upper lateral incisors, most commonly known as the ‘peg lateral’

Regardless of the cause or location of your misshaped teeth, you are probably quite self-conscious about how they look, and are on the hunt for a treatment that will give you a balanced, even smile and greater self-confidence.

Our Treatment to Fix Misshaped Teeth

Our Camberwell dentists will tailor a procedure to suit your specific needs. Our cosmetic dentistry treatment options when it comes to misshaped teeth include:

  • Composite Bonding: a simple, quick treatment, composite bonding involves the application of a form of plastic to the surface of your teeth to repair chips, strengthen worn surfaces and improve the overall shape of your teeth.
  • Porcelain Veneers: fine tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain, veneers are fixed to the front surfaces of your teeth to create a gorgeous, flawless smile.
  • Composite Veneers: similar to their porcelain counterpart, composite veneers are fixed to the surface of your teeth. The difference is that they are made from a composite resin.
  • Porcelain Crowns: sometimes called caps, porcelain crowns are placed over the top of your natural teeth, and are designed to strengthen the visible part of your tooth.We also provide treatment that includes full crowns, veneered and indirect restoration.

Why Fix Misshaped Teeth?

Misshaped teeth often do not fit together properly in your bite, causing accelerated wear and tear on all your teeth and the breakdown of opposing teeth. As such, treating misshaped teeth offers an array of benefits, including:

  • Enhancement of your smile, giving you more self-confidence.
  • Preventing your teeth from drifting into any gaps.
  • Preventing premature damage to opposing and adjacent teeth.
  • Reducing the risk of infection and gum disease.