THE QUEST FOR THE PER­FECT SMILE

Friday - - Advice -

Q

Two of my front teeth are quite big– in fact, they are big­ger than my other teeth. Can they be re­shaped to look smaller and less ob­vi­ous?

A

Gen­er­ally, the front two mid­dle teeth are slightly larger and longer that the ad­ja­cent teeth, but fromy­our de­scrip­tion, it ap­pears they are quite prom­i­nent. Th­ese teeth may be in­her­ently big­ger or the ad­ja­cent two teeth could be smaller in size than nor­mal, giv­ing the il­lu­sion that the front two teeth are larger. Un­for­tu­nately, it is dif­fi­cult to pre­scribe an ex­act treat­ment for you un­less your teeth are ex­am­ined.

How­ever, cos­metic den­tistry can fix your prob­lem and give you the per­fect smile. The treat­ment can range from mi­nor re­shap­ing of your large teeth to build­ing up of the ad­ja­cent small teeth us­ing com­pos­ites or hav­ing porce­lain ve­neers done to achieve a beau­ti­ful smile.

It’s best that you con­sult a den­tist who is ex­pe­ri­enced in cos­metic pro­ce­dures. He or she should be able to ad­vise the cor­rect treat­ment.

Dr Joy Antony is a lead­ing or­tho­don­tist in Dubai

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