When you smile, do your teeth look short or nubby? Severe wear or chipping can cause front teeth to appear short. Another reason is sometimes your gums can “overgrow” due to many factors thereby hiding some of the tooth underneath the excessive gum tissue. Then there is just the simple fact of genetically small teeth. In any case, have no fear these problems can be addressed.
Gum tissue can be recontoured with a dental laser or other instrument to expose that part of the tooth that is overly covered with gums, if that is the problem. If the teeth are worn, chipped or genetically small, bonding or porcelain laminates can be used to rebuild them to a more proper size.
All in all there is a lot that can be done to correct “short teeth”, but each case must be properly evaluated to determine the correct path of treatment. If you are interested in discussing your options, call to schedule your complimentary consultation.