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Dangers of Microdontia If Left Untreated

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
Dangers of Microdontia If Left UntreatedMicrodontia is a dental condition where a patient displays abnormally small teeth. Usually, one or two teeth are this size and the rest of the teeth are normal size. In some rare instances, a patient may have both sets of adult teeth—upper and lower—the size of baby teeth. In either case, you should have the condition treated. Otherwise, you can experience some major health concerns.

Why It Is Important to Treat Microdontia

If you don't have microdontia treated, it can lead to problems with eating or dental functioning. The spaces left between the teeth also impact how you look. Therefore, microdontia should be addressed for both cosmetic and functional reasons. If you don't resize the teeth, you may suffer nutritionally.

What Treatments Correct Microdontia?

Microdontia can be corrected by the use of porcelain veneers (for the front teeth), crowns, or dental bonding. If you want a more permanent and long-lasting solution, it might be best to choose veneers and crowns. While adding the veneers or crowns cost more, they will make it more comfortable to eat and are more stain-resistant as well. Although dental bonding is quick and painless (no anesthesia is usually administered), this type of restoration does not last all that long. With a veneer or crown, we usually do not have to drill away any of the tooth, so you can get the dental work done fairly quickly.

If you or someone you know has microdontia, give our office a call immediately. Make an improvement that will be helpful both functionally and aesthetically. Consult with us to see what type of restorations will work the best for you. Contact us anytime at our phone number, by email, or online. We provide a broad array of dental services. Whether you need general dentistry work done or would like to improve the looks of your smile cosmetically, we can help you accomplish your dental or aesthetic goals.

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