That's common.

That's a common event. As the teeth wear, their length does become shorter, sometimes to the point that they don't show as much. This also makes the smile look "older" than it really is, because we associate the look of worn teeth with older people.

Sometimes the length of worn teeth can be increased. It all depends on the person's bite. For example, the front teeth can't lengthened so much that when they come together they keep the back teeth from fully closing.

Browse through this section and look for sample smiles that look like yours. Then look at that case's makeover simulation to get an idea of what type of length might be possible to add. (Obviously only the dentist doing the work can really make that determination.)

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