Patient Case Feature: Straightened Smile, Small Teeth!

When you’re a patient with spaced teeth that seem too small for your smile and your overall appearance, you may ask: Are you just under the impression that they are too small because they are not touching? Do they require bonding or veneers to make them look larger? Today, we introduce you to a patient case in which our lovely subject required both! Our Southlake, TX team reminds you that the dental care your smile requires may be more than meets the eye or different from what you’re guessing. So, before you make assumptions or feel frustrated, always remember to come see us!

Your Teeth May Be Misaligned Or Small … Or Both!

As mentioned, it’s possible for your teeth to be misaligned only, for which you can quickly improve your smile with the aid of orthodontics. Then, there are teeth that simply look too slim or small because of spacing, which is a cosmetic issue fixable with dental bonding (with which we build up the tissue and fill gaps) or veneers (with which we place ceramic casings over the front of teeth to make them look wider, longer, and beautiful). Of course, you may require both if you are dealing with both concerns, which is something we can absolutely discuss with you. We will also be more than happy to refer you to a trusted orthodontist, if necessary!

Sometimes, Care Requires A Multi-Step Plan

We encourage you to keep in mind the fact that improving your smile is not always something that requires just one dental care step or one treatment. Sometimes, it’s multifaceted and it’s often something you won’t be able to predict on your own. While this can sound overwhelming, remember that improvement comes in steps that you can certainly take as they come. The final reward is worth the effort: It’s a beautiful, aligned smile that you can enjoy forever!

Don’t Forget You Always Have Short- And Long-Term Options!

In the case of our patient, porcelain veneers would have been the long-term solution after smile alignment. However, our patient selected dental bonding. This means that eventually, the bonding will need to be redone or our patient will choose veneers. The good news here? You always have both short- or long-term options with cosmetics, so please be open about your preferences! We are always happy to plan your dental care around them.

Address All Smile Concerns With Dental Care

You may worry that you’ve finally got the smile concern that will stump the dental world but this simply isn’t the case. Always come to us with your needs, so we may guide you toward the solution! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.