Want to change the appearance of one or more teeth? Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front side of your teeth that can drastically improve the appearance of stained or misshaped teeth. They’re as thin as a contact lens, no thicker than your thumbnail, but don’t let their dainty size fool you – they make a huge difference.
If only I could have a smile like any of these people. I have had braces twice, but the problem is, my front teeth are just too big to make anything look good. I have been thinking about just getting them pulled, and then some dental implants put it. But, I will probably get all my other teeth in good shape first. They are a little yellow, and could use some whitening.
Dentaltown - Each tooth has a job to do! Front teeth, called incisors have sharp edges to cut your food. Side teeth, called cuspids are pointed to tear your food into small pieces. Back teeth, called molars are broad and flat. They crush and grind your food so that it can be swallowed and digested properly.
The remains of Vikings found in a mass grave in Dorset show that young warriors filed patterns into their teeth. The front teeth have horizontal lines that were so neatly filed, archaeologists believe it must have been done by a skilled craftsman rather than by their owners, and the process undoubtedly would have been excruciating. The purpose behind filed teeth remains unclear, but it may have been to frighten opponents in battle or to show their status as a great fighter.