Check Your Smile
Spaces between your front teeth
If you have spacing or diastema between your front teeth, have it checked, particularly if it hasn’t always been there. Such spaces can grow larger and larger, indicating a problem such as gum disease or a bad habit such as tongue thrusting. If no such problem exists and you don’t like the diastema we can close it by using a tooth colored filling material ,crowns or veeneers or orthodontic treament as desired by the patient
Anterior two teeth too long
The Front teeth should be about 1.5- 2 mm longer than the adjacent lateral incisor. They are too long if they are longer than this.
Anterior two teeth protrude
Protrusion of teeth results in a ugly smile.Can be corrected with cosmetic contouring combined with laminating procedures depending on the nature of the protrusion.
Anterior teeth crowded or overlapping
Can be corrected either by orthodontics repositioning or esthetic reshaping and veneering.
Color and stains on your teeth
External stains go away by normal scaling and polishing of teeth Minor internal stains by bleaching.
Major Intrinsic stains may be due to history of trauma. They Root canal treatment followed by tooth colored crowns or caps.
Are you lower six front teeth even in appearance?
Uneven or crowded lower teeth with one or more teeth longer than others can be a distraction when you speak. Through Orthodontic Treatement the teeth can be realligned to appear even.
Do the necks of your teeth indicate erosion or ditched in ‘V’ that can be seen or felt with your finger nails?
These deformities are due to aggresive or faulty brushing. It can progress rapidly, resulting in tooth disculoration and sensitivity. However they usually can be corrected easily and esthetically with tooth colored composite fillings. Such tooth repair prevents further loss and possible damage to the nerve.
Are your gums pink and ‘knife edged’ or are they red and swollen?
Gums should be pink and knife edged and not red and puffy. If red and puffy then you are suffering from gum disease and a cleaning appointment may help.