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Have Large Front Teeth? How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

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If you have large front teeth, you can't help but feel like your smile is being noticed all the time. Your teeth may appear out of alignment with the rest of your smile or give you a large, toothy grin that you don't like.

Rather than feel self-conscious about the way you look, consider getting some cosmetic dentistry done. You can repair your smile or restore it to a look you appreciate, even if your front teeth are just naturally larger than the surrounding teeth. Here are ways your dentist can make your smile more even and attractive so you can feel great about the way you look.


You can get veneers on the teeth that surround your front teeth to help even out the size and appearance of your teeth. This way, your smile will more reflect the shape of your face and other features so your grin has a more natural look. You may have to get veneers placed on a few teeth around your front teeth to compensate for the difference in size.

Gum shaping

Your issue may be more about having a large gum line or even recessed gums than having larger teeth. Your dentist can do some gum shaping to give your smile a more energetic and comfortable look so you can appreciate your natural grin without having to do a complete restoration of your mouth. Gum shaping and other manipulations can only be done on healthy gums, so make sure you keep gum disease at bay by visiting your dentist regularly and brushing and flossing daily.

Tooth shaping

Sometimes it's not so much the size of your front teeth as it is the actual shape of them. Perhaps your front teeth widen out at the tips or appear very thick and almost bulbous. If this is the case, your dentist can do a bit of tooth shaping, much like they would do if you were to receive a cap, crown, or veneer. Gentle shaping and surfacing of your front teeth can greatly change and improve the appearance of the enamel, giving your mouth a more structured appearance.

Your cosmetic dentist will give you a checkup before performing any dental work. Your cosmetic dental work will usually not be covered by insurance unless there is a health benefit associated with the work as well — such as in the case of receiving dentures or dental repair — so keep this in mind as you look at your options.