Small Teeth

Transform your smile with our
non-invasive treatments!

We provide cosmetic treatments that can transform your small teeth. Schedule a visit today!

Small Teeth

Transform your smile with our
non-invasive treatments!

We provide cosmetic treatments that can transform your small teeth. Schedule a visit today!

What are small teeth?

Small teeth, also referred to as microdontia, is a dental condition where the tooth/teeth are smaller than average. This condition can be detrimental to oral health.

Types of microdontia:

Localised: One tooth is significantly smaller than the normal or neighbouring teeth. There are three subtypes of localised microdontia: root microdontia, crown microdontia, and whole tooth microdontia.
True Generalised: The rarest type of microdontia. It usually affects people with a disease such as pituitary dwarfism or down syndrome, resulting in all their teeth being smaller than normal.
Relative Generalised: Protruding jaws and large jaws are capable of making teeth appear smaller, although they are not even small. This is due to the relative size of the jaw in comparison to the teeth.

This can cause some problems, including:

  • Crowding or excessive gaps
  • Food packing in gapped areas
  • Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • A cosmetic concern

Characteristics of small teeth

  • Smaller than average teeth
  • Changes in tooth colour
  • Roughness on the tooth surface

Treatment options for small teeth

There are many ways to treat small teeth, depending on the size, shape and spacing of the teeth. We can examine the cause of your small teeth and provide a suitable treatment option. Treatment options may include:

  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth contouring
  • Ceramic or resin veneers
  • Crowns
  • Invisalign

 

    Quick and accurate treatments

    Our onsite dental laboratory at West Perth Cosmetic Dental allows us to deliver same-day and next-day treatments. With the advanced CEREC scanner, we can get accurate tooth shapes for the treatment design. The accompanying CEREC milling machine creates the custom tooth models.

    It’s important to seek advice for small teeth if you notice any changes in the tooth shape, size or colour. If you’re concerned about your teeth, book an appointment with us today. We’ll be happy to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan that’s fit for you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What causes small teeth?

    Small teeth are generally the effect of both inherited and environmental causes. The following are some of the factors associated with small teeth:

    • Hereditary
    • Genetic disorder
    • Age
    • Certain medical conditions
    • Radiation exposure during infancy or early childhood
    • Abrasion from toothbrush bristles
    • Erosion from acidic foods and drinks
    • Grinding or clenching your teeth
    How can I tell if my teeth are small?

    If you’re concerned that your teeth may be small, there are a few ways to tell. One way is to measure the size of your teeth against a ruler. If your teeth are smaller than 2 mm in diameter, then they may be classified as small. Additionally, if your teeth feel rough or look different in colour than neighbouring teeth, then you may also have small teeth. If you’re concerned about the size of your teeth, we recommend visiting your dentist for an evaluation.

    Do I need further testing if the problem has a genetic basis?

    If your small teeth are the result of a genetic disorder, you may need further testing to determine the exact cause. This can help to ensure that you receive the most suitable treatment.

    Will dental treatment improve the size of my teeth?

    With dental treatment, most patients can improve the appearance and functionality of their teeth. It’s important to note that some treatments may need to be repeated over your lifetime to maintain the results of a procedure. If you have small teeth, we recommend talking to your dentist about the best way to care for your teeth.