You Just Have Small Teeth
It is possible that you “just have small teeth,” but we can’t know for sure unless you come in for a consultation and exam. Excess gum tissue can make your teeth look small, but there are other reasons why you might have tiny teeth, too. For example, if you’re a chronic teeth grinder, you may have ground your teeth down. Genetics also plays a role in the length of your teeth and gums.
Gum disease can also make your teeth appear shorter for a time because your gums are inflamed and taking up more room. However, this doesn’t last long because your gums will start to recede and cause other problems.
After an exam of your teeth, gums, and mouth, we’ll talk about your options. If we find that you have excess gum tissue, we’ll move forward with the contouring. If you find that your teeth are short, we have other options like dental veneers that give you full-length teeth.