Although most people realize the importance of healthy teeth, the truth is that many people are more concerned about the aesthetics of the smile. Cosmetic imperfections such as a jutted tooth can attract unwanted attention and leave a person feeling less than confident in their appearance.
At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, we offer cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance the beauty of the smile. This includes treatment for a jutted tooth, which provides our Staten Island, NY patients with teeth that looks straighter and more symmetrical. There are several techniques that can effectively treat a jutted tooth. We are happy to go over these options with our patients so they can choose a treatment method that is most appropriate for their unique needs.
There are several options to consider for the treatment of a jutted tooth. Our dentists will tailor each treatment plan to the specific needs of the patient. The following treatments are the most effective in addressing a jutted tooth to create straighter, more even teeth:
If a tooth is jutting out from the adjacent teeth, it is likely that there is not an adequate amount of space for the tooth to sit in its intended position. Overcrowding, which is a common cause of a jutted tooth, is often the result of misalignment. The most effective way to improve the position of the teeth and bite is through orthodontic treatment.
Unfortunately, traditional orthodontic treatment uses metal brackets and wires that can be uncomfortable and unattractive. We prefer to offer our patients a more comfortable, convenient, and attractive alternative, with Invisalign®. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually improve the bite. With the alignment of the jaw corrected, the teeth will fall into proper position and a jutted tooth will no longer be an issue.
If a jutted tooth does not affect the health of the smile, patients may desire a fast cosmetic treatment. Porcelain veneers can transform the smile in as little as two dental appointments. During treatment, our dentist will remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to accommodate placement of the veneers. We then customize a set of veneers that will improve the overall appearance of the smile by taking into account the color, shape, and size of the teeth.
When the veneers are complete, they will be bonded to the facial surface of the teeth. Once in place, these restorations hide a complete range of cosmetic blemishes (including a jutted tooth) to present straighter, more attractive teeth.
Dental crowns are typically used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay, erosion, or infection. However, crowns can also improve the appearance of the tooth. If a jutted tooth has any type of deterioration, a dental crown may be the best treatment option. A dental crown is placed over a tooth once it has been reshaped to enhance its strength, health, and aesthetics.
Patients whose smile is compromised by a jutted tooth should contact us to learn more about their dental treatment options. Our dentists are happy to go over each of these dental treatments in further detail and help patients determine which is best suited to their unique situation. We look forward to working with you to create a straighter, more beautiful smile.