Most people assume that a healthy smile is also a beautiful smile, but that is not always the case. Even when the teeth are strong and free of decay, cosmetic flaws that detract from the overall appearance of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments address aesthetic flaws to provide patients with a more attractive smile. If just a single tooth is blemished, the entire balance and beauty of the smile can be thrown off, as is the case with a twisted tooth.
At Ridgewood Dental Associates, we offer treatment for a twisted tooth to allow our Ridgewood, NJ patients to enjoy a smile that is just as beautiful as it is healthy. Those who wish to straighten their teeth by treating a twisted tooth can contact us to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.
When the smile is flawed, there are many cosmetic dentistry treatment options to consider. But the treatment that is the most versatile is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are designed to look like a single tooth or a set of teeth. Veneers are customized for each patient, so they can be matched to the size, shape, and color of the patient’s natural teeth.
When porcelain veneers are complete, they are bonded to the facial surface of the teeth. The treated teeth have been previously reshaped to ensure that the veneers sit flush with surrounding teeth. Porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth, only better. Veneers hide a full range of cosmetic blemishes, including discoloration, chips, cracks, fractures, and, of course, a twisted or misshapen tooth. Porcelain veneers treatment improves the overall appearance of the smile and, more specifically, gives patients with a twisted tooth a more symmetrical smile.
A porcelain crown is traditionally thought of as a restorative dentistry treatment, but crowns have cosmetic applications as well. A porcelain crown completely surrounds the crown of the tooth, which means it is able to conceal a wide range of cosmetic flaws, including a twisted tooth. If a twisted tooth has been compromised by decay or injury, or if the twisted tooth is the only cosmetic concern, it may be ideal to treat that tooth with a porcelain crown. Our dentists can reshape the natural tooth and place a porcelain crown to give patients a straight, even set of teeth.
A single twisted tooth is often no more than a cosmetic concern. However, there are times that a twisted tooth is a sign of more serious malocclusion problems. If the teeth or bite are misaligned, it can lead to a wide range of oral health problems and compromised oral functions. If our dentists determine that malocclusion problems are present, we are likely to recommend the patient seek orthodontic treatment in the form of traditional braces or Invisalign®. Orthodontic treatment can correct the bite and position of the teeth for a healthier, more attractive smile.
Don’t let a twisted tooth make you insecure about your smile. There are many cosmetic dentistry treatments that can address aesthetic flaws and leave you with straighter, more beautiful teeth. If you’d like to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments offered at Ridgewood Dental Associates, contact us at your earliest convenience.