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Oral development issues in childhood and genetics can potentially cause aberrations in the shape of a permanent tooth. A misshapen tooth that appears when your child smiles can affect their self-confidence. These teeth could also be at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture.

If your son or daughter has a misshapen permanent tooth, you should set up an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Vinh T. Pham. After assessing the health and shape of the tooth as well as the surrounding oral structure he will present a treatment plan.

Sometimes a misshapen tooth can be addressed by installing a porcelain dental crown, which rivals the strength and appearance of natural tooth enamel. The treatment process will essentially remove the tooth’s enamel layer to create an abutment strong enough to support the dental crown.

A detailed impression will be created of the remaining abutment and the related teeth in their bite pattern. It will be sent to a dental lab where the dental crown to guide the technicians tasked with constructing the dental crown.

When it is ready our dentist will cement the porcelain dental crown to the abutment with a special dental grade adhesive.

If you live in the Campbell, California, area and your child has a misshapen permanent tooth, you should call 408-378-8500 to explore the treatment options available at Kirkwood Dental.