Close-up of a dental patient examining her teeth in a hand mirrorOne common concern among individuals looking to achieve the “perfect” smile is the appearance of teeth that look too short. Damage to teeth over time, as well as simple genetics, can often cause this phenomenon. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, including porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns, that can improve the appearance of teeth that appear too short in relation to surrounding teeth. Our extensively trained and experienced cosmetic dentist is proud to offer both of these treatment options at our Pasadena dental practice. Crowns and veneers are generally the primary options for addressing short teeth, along with other concerns like misalignment, crooked teeth, chips, and cracks within teeth.

Dental Crowns: Dental crowns can be a great option for those with short-looking teeth, damaged teeth, or uneven teeth. They are durable, long-lasting, and can replicate the function of your natural teeth. Typically, crowns are reserved for cases dealing with significantly damaged teeth. Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all metal. The entire tooth is encapsulated by the crown in order to prevent further damage or decay. This popular treatment option can “lengthen” short-looking teeth to provide a more symmetrical and balanced smile.

Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment options that can address many oral concerns. Dental veneers are thin restorations made of a strong porcelain material that can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth. Veneers can cover the front and sides of your teeth, making shorter or uneven teeth appear longer and more balanced with the rest of your smile. Veneers can also be used to address chips and cracks within teeth, as well as mild misalignment.

Smile Makeover: Another treatment option our practice offers is the smile makeover. A smile makeover is defined as a collection of procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your smile (and, in some cases, even the function of your teeth). This procedure can include the use of veneers, crowns, implants, teeth whitening, and Invisalign®, among other services. A smile makeover is completely customizable for each individual’s unique needs. Smile makeovers are often utilized to address an imbalance in one’s smile aesthetics, including the presence of short teeth.

Contact us today if you want to know more about how to address shorter-looking teeth, or if you would like to schedule an appointment!