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Peg Teeth Often Need Treatment- Here is What We Can Do

Posted on 5/29/2020 by Dr. David Wanserski
Peg Teeth Often Need Treatment- Here is What We Can Do

Peg teeth- the name sounds kind of funny, but it is a very real condition. If you have a peg tooth, you need to know that the condition is unusual, but it is also treatable. There are ways that we can help you with a peg tooth, so let us take a minute to talk to you about peg teeth and how to get them fixed.

What Is A Peg Tooth?

Peg teeth are also called microdontia teeth. The teeth are smaller than a natural tooth. Some people call them “vampire teeth' as well, because these teeth are often pointed. Peg teeth can be any tooth in your mouth, but they are most likely to be a molar or a canine tooth.

Why Peg Teeth Are a Problem

Peg teeth can be a problem because they are so small. They can break, crack or chip easily. They can also cause other teeth in your mouth to shift their positions, which can impact your bite. Often, peg teeth need to be treated, because they can create lasting problems with your teeth and jaw.

Fixes for Peg Teeth

Peg teeth can be fixed in several ways. If the tooth is not much smaller than your other teeth, you could consider bonding it. However, depending on where the tooth is located, bonding might not work. Bonding is not as strong as your natural teeth. You may want to consider placing a crown on the peg tooth. A crown may be a great idea for your peg tooth for several reasons. First, a crown will cover and protect the peg tooth. It also looks natural, because the crowns are molded to look like your natural tooth. Crowns are also stronger than bonding. You also might consider having the peg tooth pulled and getting an implant.

Do you have questions about peg teeth? We have answers for you! Contact us today and let us answer questions about your peg teeth.
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