Even if you have straight, healthy teeth, you may be dissatisfied with the look of your smile. Perhaps you can’t quite pin down exactly what it is, but something just doesn’t feel right. If so, your tooth shape may be the culprit. For many, square teeth don’t match their personality. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry treatments can give you more rounded teeth.
At Chisholm Trail Smile Center, Dr. Matthew Bridges plays close attention to the details. He understands that something seemingly minor, like your tooth shape, can have a major impact on your appearance. With his skill and specialized training in Predictable Esthetics, he can give you the smile you dream of.
Contact Chisholm Trail Smile Center today to schedule your consultation.
Are square teeth undesirable?
Not necessarily! Every person’s tooth shape is unique. But certain shapes do tend to convey specific personality traits. Some people feel that square teeth indicate self-assurance, ambition, and extroversion. Others think that square teeth seem more masculine. So for you, square teeth may be ideal!
On the other hand, if you want your smile to exude gentleness, youthfulness, and femininity, round teeth may be more suited to your personality. In these instances, Dr. Bridges can help you select a cosmetic treatment to meet your needs.
Tooth contouring is the most conservative option for square teeth. Dr. Bridges will remove some of your enamel, smoothing the sharper corners and edges of your teeth. Enamel is the body’s hardest substance. Its job is to protect the soft inner tissue of teeth and help prevent decay. Therefore, removing a tiny amount of this tissue will not compromise the structural integrity or health of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers offer even more transformative results than contouring. They may be appropriate if you desire more significant tooth reshaping. They can also be beneficial if you wish to address multiple cosmetic concerns. For instance, veneers can cover up dark internal stains, minor chips, and gaps between teeth, among other things.
Veneers are incredibly popular, thanks to their dramatic results and durability. They have a 93.5% survival rate after 10 years, and can easily last up to 20. Because of these advantages, the global market for veneers is expected to nearly double by 2028.
If you opt for composite veneers, also known as dental bonding, Dr. Bridges will reshape your teeth by coating them in composite resin. He will sculpt the material, rounding the edges to conceal your square teeth. Then he will cure, or harden, the resin with a special light.
You might choose composite veneers over porcelain if you are on a budget. They may also be appropriate if you have worn enamel and thus cannot undergo the preparation process for porcelain veneers. The drawback is that dental bonding is not as durable. At the same time, however, composite veneers are reversible so re-treatment is not necessary later down the road.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
If square teeth are keeping you from the smile you desire, contact Chisholm Trail Smile Center for a cosmetic consultation.
You can make an appointment online or call (580) 255-4880.