What Are Mamelons And What Can I Do?

Perhaps we mentioned that you have mamelons on your incisors. While this funny word may have struck you as some sort of nonsensical announcement, it’s actually just a very simple detail regarding little bumps present on some of your teeth. If you have them, you will immediately recognize what it is we’re talking about. You may have wondered from time to time if there was something wrong with your teeth, if you should see us, and what you might be able to do to get rid of them. We’ve got all the answers you need right here (and we offer cosmetic care, too)!

What’s A Mamelon?

A mamelon on your tooth is a bump. It’s a bump that has been there since your tooth made its way through your gum tissue when you were a child or in your early teens. Why is it there on your incisor, you wonder? Well, you probably have more than one and they are there because your tooth forms in such a way that it starts as multiple lobes. They come together and form one tooth. The protrusions on top leave you with little bumps.

Are They Dangerous?

No, your mamelons just never wore off, which they most frequently do with daily use of your teeth over time. Not to worry! We can help with cosmetic care.

Can I Get Rid Of Them?

Depending on whether you wish to simply take care of the mamelons (which we can do with tooth contouring) or if these and other concerns are something you’d like to address all at once, we will work through your smile and goals and determine from there how to respond. Fortunately, since this is strictly a cosmetic concern, we will use cosmetic care to fix it. Remember, we offer bonding, contouring, and veneers, which may be of service to you under these circumstances.

Smooth Mamelons With Cosmetic Care

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of mamelons, talk with us about addressing your concerns with cosmetic care, such as with contouring. 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.