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Sometimes genetics and oral development issues can affect the shape of an emerging tooth’s enamel layer. When the misshapen permanent tooth erupts from the gums it can lead to a series of potential complications.

Not only can the affected tooth leave your child with an unappealing smile, it can also affect their ability to bite and chew food. Left unaddressed an deviation in their bite pattern could also lead to chips and dental fractures.

If you have noticed an issue with the shape of one of your child’s permanent teeth, you should set up an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Jorge de la Osa. After assessing the the overall health of the tooth he will provide you with a recommend treatment plan.

In some of these cases a dental crown restoration can be performed to replace the original tooth enamel layer with an alternate durable material. The shape of the dental crown’s biting surface will correspond to the related teeth in their dentition.

A dental crown that will appear when your child smiles can be created from a special type of dental porcelain, which easily mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.

When it’s ready you will need to return to Sunshine Dental Group to have it cemented onto the anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Commerce, California, area and you have a misshapen tooth, you should call 323.266.2120 to have it examined and addressed by Dr. Jorge de la Osa.