How to Correct Sharp or Jagged Teeth

As a cosmetic dentist, I love to see my patients look in the mirror for the first time following a smile makeover. The stains, gaps, crooked and misaligned teeth are gone, and they immediately enjoy a jolt to their self-esteem.

Sometimes people don’t need porcelain veneers or a full smile makeover. Take, for instance, the problem of sharp, fang-like incisors or jagged edges on front teeth. These cosmetic imperfections can make a smile look less than desirable – even animal like. In some cases, I can reshape sharp or jagged teeth edges. Most commonly, I can remove a minimal amount of tooth structure to even and smooth teeth edges. If the problem teeth are small, I may add structure, then shape the edges for an appealing appearance. Removing tooth structure as described above is called recontouring, while adding structure is called bonding.

If you’re ready to improve your image with cosmetic dentistry, call my office, Back Mountain Dental, at 570-763-4360 today. I’m Dr. Jamie DeFinnis, and I serve patients from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. I’d love to make you love your smile!

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