An abnormally shaped tooth is any tooth that has an irregular shape.
The appearance of normal teeth varies, especially the molars. Abnormally shaped teeth can result from many different conditions. Specific diseases can affect tooth shape, tooth color, and when they grow in. Some diseases can lead to absence of teeth.
Some diseases that can cause abnormal tooth shape and growth are:
Talk to a dentist or health care provider if the shape of your child's teeth appears to be abnormal.
The dentist will examine the mouth and teeth. You will be asked questions about your child's medical history and symptoms, such as:
Braces, fillings, dental restorations, crowns, or bridges may be needed to correct the abnormal shape and improve the appearance and spacing of the teeth.
Dental x-rays and other diagnostic tests may be done.
Reviewed By: Michael Kapner, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Norwalk, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.