Misshapen, malformed, or excessively worn teeth are very common cosmetic dental problems. In fact, most people have at least one tooth that looks out of place or has been worn down unevenly. Unfortunately, all it takes is just one tooth that looks out of place to disrupt the symmetry of an otherwise perfect smile.
Causes of Misshapen Teeth
Any number of things can happen to a tooth during or after its development to cause it to be misshapen, including:
- Hereditary factors
- Medical treatments
- Environmental factors
- Trauma to the mouth during infancy or adolescence
- Excessive tooth grinding (bruxism)
Treatment for Misshapen Teeth
There are many possible approaches to take when treating a misshapen tooth, as long as the tooth is healthy. Some of the most common include:
It is important to remember that misshapen, malformed, and excessively worn teeth are often symptoms of more serious underlying dental issues that should be screened for and treated.