Treatment for a Twisted Tooth
Many people have cosmetic imperfections that compromise the appearance of the smile. While some of these blemishes are linked to oral health problems, many are purely cosmetic in nature and can be treated with one of the many cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by Dr. Patrick Tanner. Cosmetic dentistry treatments enhance the appearance of the teeth to improve the smile and boost a person’s confidence. A twisted tooth is one flaw that draws a lot of attention and leaves many patients uncomfortable showing off their smile. Fortunately, Dr. Tanner offers treatment for a twisted tooth, so his South Ogden, UT patients are able to finally enjoy their ideal smile.
When a patient comes to Dr. Tanner seeking treatment for a twisted tooth, there are several options to consider. Dr. Tanner always personalizes the treatment plan based on the specific needs and wants of each patient, as well as what may be causing the condition to begin with. There are generally three options to consider when it comes to treating a twisted tooth: orthodontic treatment, porcelain veneers, or a dental crown.
- Orthodontic treatment: Orthodontic treatment is a lengthy process. Whether using traditional braces or clear, plastic aligner trays, it takes an average of 12 to 18 months to complete orthodontic treatment. If a patient only has a single twisted tooth and no other dental problems, this may not be the ideal treatment. However, if the twisted tooth is a result of overcrowding or a misaligned bite, orthodontic treatment may be best for the health and function of the smile.
- Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. These restorations are bonded to the front of the teeth to conceal a range of aesthetic blemishes. Prior to applying the veneers, Dr. Tanner will remove a thin layer of tooth enamel so that the veneers blend in and sit flush with the natural teeth. Porcelain veneers hide a twisted tooth to give the teeth a straighter and more even appearance. As an added bonus, porcelain veneers can also improve tooth color and conceal any chips, cracks, or fractures.
- Dental crown: A dental crown is primarily considered a restorative dentistry treatment. However, these restorations can also be applied to teeth that are badly misshapen or aesthetically flawed, including a twisted tooth. During this procedure, Dr. Tanner reshapes the patient’s natural tooth, while preserving the nerve and root structure. The dental crown is then placed over the natural tooth, like a small cap. Dental crowns can improve the size, shape, and color of a tooth without compromising its strength or function.
Dr. Tanner will discuss each of these options with patients in further detail and recommend a technique that he feels is most appropriate for the situation.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are tired of a twisted tooth affecting your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patrick Tanner to learn more about our comprehensive range of dental services. Dr. Tanner can recommend a treatment that will effectively treat your twisted tooth and leave you with straight, attractive teeth.