Peg teeth are teeth that never grow to full size. Many people have peg teeth—as many as 4% of the population. Some dentists may choose to place a veneer over the healthy tooth to cover up the dark space and reshape the tooth.
At Karen E. Williamson, DDS, we practice a more holistic approach. We want you to be able to keep your healthy enamel and show it off to the world. Using the Bioclear Matrix method, we can reshape your tooth and preserve its natural structure at the same time.
The Problem With Pegs
A patient can live their whole life with untreated peg teeth. They aren’t usually dangerous, but they could pose an issue for some patients.
Many patients are concerned with appearance, and therefore wish their peg teeth to be treated. Because peg teeth are unusual, leaving them untreated can create feelings of dissatisfaction and even self-criticism.
Another concern with peg teeth is the increased risk of gingivitis. Depending on the shape and size of the undersized tooth, it may leave the gums around it exposed and vulnerable to infection. Gingivitis can be quite dangerous, but it can be treated.
Bioclear Matrix Treatment
Using the Bioclear method, Dr. Karen Williamson, can build up your peg teeth so they look full and beautiful—just like the rest of your teeth!
The process looks like this:
- We will place a thin, flexible sheet of plastic over your undersized tooth.
- Then our dentist will clean the tooth and prep it for the added composite material.
- Dr. Williamson will use the sheet of plastic as a mold to fill in the proper tooth shape.
- We will smooth out and polish the surface of your tooth.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
Bioclear uses composite material to build up undersized teeth. Composite bonding is better than solid porcelain for this purpose because porcelain can only be used to cover up the original tooth, not build upon its natural beauty like composite bonding can.
Porcelain has its place. It is beautiful, tooth-like, and strong. Composite bonding is more flexible and allows your teeth to keep the beauty that nature gave them.
Treat Your Undersized Teeth Today!
Are you ready for a new look? Or maybe you want to set your child up for success by giving them a gorgeous and complete smile! Schedule with Dr. Williamson today for peg lateral treatment that will complete your smile.