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How Do You Fix Teeth That Look Like Fangs?

added on: October 20, 2022

Having teeth that look like fangs may be a good look when they’re part of a Halloween costume, but some people aren’t crazy about the way these pointy, sharp teeth look during the rest of the year. While vampire teeth won’t typically cause any oral health problems, if you’re unhappy with their shape, there are ways your dentist in Bakersfield can help. 

What Causes Fang-Like Teeth?

Everyone has four canine teeth, which are the two teeth on top and two on the bottom that are pointier than the other teeth. In fact, these teeth can slightly resemble dogs’ teeth, hence the name canine teeth. The canines’ main purpose is to help us tear, hold, and chew food, and that’s actually why their pointy shape is beneficial. However, occasionally, some canines can appear pointier than others and cause patients to dislike their smiles. 

Can a Dentist Fix Pointy Teeth?

The good news is that your dentist in Bakersfield can reshape pointy teeth, or any teeth, through various forms of cosmetic dentistry, such as: 

  • Tooth Recontouring
  • Tooth Bonding 
  • Dental Veneers

Tooth Recontouring

One of the most popular ways to change the look of pointy canines is through a treatment called tooth recontouring. Tooth recontouring is a type of cosmetic dentistry that changes the shape, length, or surface appearance of teeth. The treatment can show immediate results and can even help with crooked teeth or chipped teeth. Tooth recontouring can usually be completed in one to three dental visits. Your dentist in Bakersfield will gently and painlessly buff away and reshape your teeth, giving you an updated look in no time. 

Tooth Bonding

Cosmetic bonding can be used in many ways, one of which is to reshape teeth. It’s another quick, painless way patients can reduce the pointiness of teeth. During a dental bonding treatment, your dentist will apply resin to the teeth and then shape it into your desired look. The resin is then hardened for a strong hold and an easy transformation. 

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can be used to cover up imperfections and change the look of your teeth. This type of cosmetic dentistry can change the size, shape, length, and even the color of teeth. Your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel and apply a custom-made veneer using their artistic eye for a natural appearance. 

We want everyone to have a smile that they’re happy with and proud to show off. If you’ve been hiding your smile or are self-conscious about the size or shape of your teeth, Call your dentist in Bakersfield to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation