It’s not uncommon for people to feel self-conscious about the way their smile looks. From gaps to crooked teeth, and even pointy teeth, there are plenty of things patients would like to fix about their smile. Good thing there are numerous types of cosmetic dentistry options available from your dentist in Austin. We can use various treatments to tackle anything you may not like, including sharp, pointy canine teeth.
What Are Canine Teeth?
The canine teeth are located on both the top and bottom arches of your mouth and are the ones that are narrow and may look a bit like dogs’ teeth. Canines serve an important purpose, and there’s a good reason why they are shaped the way they are. These teeth help rip, hold, and chew food. Their pointiness helps.
Are Your Canines Too Sharp?
Canines are designed to be pointy, but some patients’ canines can be more noticeably pointy and can resemble vampire’s teeth. This may cause some people to shy away from smiling. While there is nothing wrong with having a little extra pointiness in your teeth, patients often tell us that they’re self-conscious or get made fun of for their teeth’s fang-like appearance. But there are a number of ways your dentist in Austin can make your canines look more consistent with the rest of your smile and less pointy.
Cosmetic Dentistry to Reshape Pointy Teeth
Dentistry has advanced so much in recent years that there’s a treatment for almost anything you’d like to fix about your smile. When it comes to reshaping pointy teeth, you have options. Some ways your dentist in Austin can change the shape of your teeth include:
- Dental Veneers
- Tooth Recontouring
- Cosmetic Bonding
One of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry is veneer treatment. Dental veneers can change so many things in your smile, from covering up stains to changing the shape of teeth. Treatment is easy and involves removing only a small portion of your enamel to make room for a custom porcelain shell.
Tooth recontouring, also known as tooth reshaping, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a treatment that can transform the shape, length, or surface texture of teeth. Treatment is quick, easy, and painless. Your dentist will only remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to create a brand new tooth shape
Cosmetic bonding is one of the most conservative dental procedures that can help with various concerns, including the shape of teeth. Your dentist will use resin to change the shape of your teeth. The resin is then hardened and you can walk away with a new look.