September 27, 2022
Very few of us are born with perfect teeth, despite what Hollywood might have you believe! If your teeth are naturally short or small, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, it may be much easier to achieve the smile of your dreams than you thought! Your San Antonio cosmetic dentist offers numerous treatments that can help transform smaller or shorter teeth into a strong, confident set of pearly whites. Here are the three easiest ways your dentist can help you feel great about your smile.
1.) Dental Bonding
This versatile service is a popular one. Dental bonding can be used to address nearly any minor cosmetic flaw, including small teeth, in a quick, cost-effective way. Your dentist will choose a shade of composite resin that matches the color of your natural enamel and use it to build up your tooth. Once the bonding material has been hardened and polished, the treated teeth will look good as new! Dental bonding can often be completed in a single quick appointment that doesn’t need any anesthetic, and while it’s not covered by dental insurance, it’s one of the most cost-effective treatments available!
2.) Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are another highly sought-after treatment for virtually any cosmetic dental flaw. While this treatment is much more expensive than dental bonding and takes a little bit more time, its results are long-lasting and unparalleled. A veneer is a thin shell of dental porcelain that’s carefully designed to fit over the front-facing surface of a tooth to transform its appearance. Dental porcelain is stain-resistant, chip-resistant, and is well-known for how much it looks like natural tooth enamel. With the right care, veneers can last 15 years!
3.) Dental Crowns
This option can help build up your short or small teeth, but it is often reserved for special cases. While dental crowns can certainly improve the appearance of a tooth, they are primarily a restorative option designed for weakened or broken teeth. A dental crown encapsulates the entire visible portion of a tooth with a custom-made, tooth-shaped cap of dental porcelain. To make room for the dental crown, a thin layer of enamel may need to be removed, making it a more invasive choice than dental bonding or veneers. However, a necessary dental crown will often receive some dental insurance coverage!
You don’t have to live with small or short teeth if you don’t want to. If you’re ready to achieve a smile that you’re excited to show off, call your cosmetic dentist today!
About the Practice
Dr. Holland and his team here at New Image Dentistry have been providing gentle, personalized, and award-winning dental care to the smiles of San Antonio for over 25 years. Our state-of-the-art office, friendly staff, and focus on comfort make us the premier choice for patients looking to take care of their oral health. We offer an array of cosmetic services, including dental bonding, veneers, Lumineers, and dental crowns, that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To get started, contact us online or at (210) 804-1558.