Dental Concerns With Front Teeth

Dental Concerns With Front Teeth

Your front teeth, also known as your anterior teeth, are those teeth that show when you smile. Every person has twelve anterior teeth. The four incisors each in your top and bottom jaw and the top and bottom canine teeth make up your anterior teeth.

These teeth offer us specialized functions like biting and tearing food, but they are also prone to a lot of dental problems. Let us take a look at how to keep these front teeth healthy.


One of the most common conditions we see that affect your visible teeth is a gap between the two central incisors. This typically occurs in children and may disappear as their teeth grow in. Even though a gap between your teeth is not a cause for concern, it may cause you to feel self-conscious when you smile or talk.

On the other hand, if a gap is relatively large, it may result in a misaligned bite. If your gap is causing problems with chewing and speaking, then Colin Lentz, DDS and Heather Ramsey, DDS at Lanier Valley Dentistry may recommend the use of an orthodontic device to close the gap. If the concern is only cosmetic, getting bonding or dental veneers are also good options.


If you suffer a blow to your mouth or have a hard fall, you may chip or fracture your anterior teeth. In addition, biting on very hard stuff can also cause fractures and chips in your teeth. In addition to making your smile look less appealing, the injury may also be quite painful and prevent you from properly chewing.
If the chip is small, we may be able to smooth it out. For bigger dents and fractures, we may recommend dental fillings, bondings, and veneers.


If you are in the habit of brushing your teeth aggressively with a hard-bristled brush or with improper technique, it can cause your enamel to erode. It can also cause injury to your gums.

Such teeth may become sensitive to hot and cold substances and may also seem yellowish because of the exposure of the underlying dentin.
To treat this, we advise you to switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush, learn the proper technique for brushing, and get tooth restoration treatment to fix your enamel.

Your front teeth are visible when you smile or speak and it is important to take care of their health. It is important that you wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports and be careful when chewing hard food. Exercising good oral care is also important for tooth health. ‘Also remember to keep your dental appointments with us so that you can get the right treatment at the right time.
To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (678) 802-1209.