To enjoy the straight, even teeth that most people desire, it is important that all the teeth sit in their proper position. Just one twisted tooth can make all of the teeth look crooked and unhealthy. Fortunately, there are many dental treatments that can address a twisted tooth and enhance the overall appearance of the smile.
When a twisted tooth is not interfering with the health or function of the smile, Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky will recommend cosmetic dentistry treatments to beautify the smile. However, if a twisted tooth is compromising a patient’s oral health, orthodontic treatment can be performed to correct malocclusion problems. Dr. Podilsky is happy to discuss treatment for a twisted tooth with his Edmonton, AB patients and help them choose the technique that is most appropriate for their unique situation.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
If there is just a single twisted tooth, it is possible for the teeth to remain healthy and fully functional. However, that doesn’t mean that the problem should not be addressed. A twisted tooth can draw a lot of unwanted attention and detract from the overall beauty of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatment can improve the appearance of a twisted tooth so that patients can enjoy straighter, more uniform teeth. The most appropriate cosmetic dentistry treatment for a twisted tooth is porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like fabrications that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Each set of veneers is customized to the unique specifications of the patient. Dr. Podilsky will design the size, shape, and color of the veneers so they complement the patient’s natural teeth and facial features. Once veneers are bonded in place they conceal a full range of cosmetic blemishes, including a twisted tooth.
If we determine that malocclusion problems are present, it is best for patients to consider orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment corrects the bite and improves the position of the teeth to give patients a healthier smile. At our dental practice, patients may opt to straighten the teeth with traditional braces or Invisalign® aligners.
- Braces: Braces have helped many patients straighten their teeth. This treatment relies on a series of brackets and wires to apply pressure to the teeth and jaw. Over time, that pressure shifts the teeth into proper alignment and corrects the bite.
- Invisalign®: Invisalign® is an alternative to braces that allows patients to straighten crooked or twisted teeth without relying on brackets or wires. The Invisalign® system uses clear, plastic aligners to gradually alter the position of the teeth and bite. Invisalign® provides patients with straighter teeth in about the same amount of time as braces, but many prefer the comfort and convenience of this metal-free system.
If you are bothered by a twisted tooth, contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about the cosmetic and orthodontic services available at Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky’s dental practice. With appropriate treatment, you can have straighter, healthier, and more attractive teeth.