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How to Fix Sharp Canine Teeth?

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A confident smile comes naturally to us when we are happy about how our teeth appear. However, if you have sharp canine teeth, you may hesitate to show off your pearly whites. The vampire-like fangs could make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed, ultimately affecting your self-esteem and social life. 

At PMD Dental, we offer cosmetic dental solutions to reshape those pointy canines and breathe new life into your smile. 

What are Canine Teeth? 

Canine teeth are one out of the four types of teeth in an adult human mouth. We have four canine teeth, with one on each side of the mouth next to the lateral incisors. These canines are the sharpest teeth and are beneficial for tearing, holding and chewing food.

These pointy fang-like teeth (also referred to as ‘natural vampire fangs’ because of their resemblance to sharp vampire teeth in movies) are a result of your genetic makeup. In fact, we all have canine teeth. The only difference is that they aren’t noticeable in most people because they are in proportion to the remaining teeth. 

While these pointy and protruding canines don’t cause any dental problems, they may sometimes appear pointier and longer than others. As a result, they can stand out, resulting in people disliking or hiding their smiles.

If you are unhappy with how your canine teeth look, we offer cosmetic solutions to make them less noticeable.

How Do You Reshape Sharp Canine Teeth?

At PMD Dental, we offer several cosmetic solutions to fix sharp canine teeth. When you visit our dental clinic, we will first assess your mouth to identify what’s causing the problem with your canine teeth. We will also take the time to discuss your needs and smile goals, after which we will develop a tailored treatment plan. 

Our cosmetic solutions for fixing pointy canine teeth include: 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is one of the most conservative ways to fix cosmetic problems and improve the appearance of your smile. It’s a non-invasive solution, which includes the application of a tooth-coloured resin material onto your teeth. This material is then sculpted to achieve the desired shape and size, resulting in a natural-looking smile. 

In addition to fixing pointy canines, dental bonding can also restore minor chips, shorter teeth, misaligned teeth and slightly overlapped teeth. 

Dental Veneers 

If you have sharp canines that you simply don’t like, dental veneers may be a great solution for you. They are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the surface of the tooth to fix cosmetic imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile. These porcelain veneers are custom-made to match the shape, shade and size of your teeth, blending in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. 

This procedure typically requires the removal of small amounts of the tooth enamel (the outer layer of your tooth) to accommodate the veneers. Once bonded to the surface of your canines, they will eliminate the pointy look of your canine teeth and enhance your smile.  

Tooth Recontouring 

If your canines are too long or misshapen, tooth recontouring can help improve their shape and size. Also known as tooth reshaping, this is a quick and affordable way to fix minor imperfections. As a result, they are a quick and affordable alternative to other cosmetic procedures. 

The process involves removing a small portion of your tooth enamel to make your canines appear slightly shorter and rounder. We may also use bonding to improve the shape and appearance of your tooth. 

At PMD Dental, we want all of our patients to have a smile they are happy about. If you are unhappy with how your canine teeth look, schedule an appointment with our friendly and experienced dentists today. We will help you improve the shape of your canine teeth to give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off.