Vampire Teeth

Vampire Teeth

Because cosmetic dentistry can change the appearance of teeth there are occasions when we are asked to provide “vampire teeth”. In most individuals the alignment of the upper and lower teeth limits the potential space to extend teeth and the shape must allow for the jaw joint to flex in a sideway chewing movement.

Generally aesthetic bonding with tooth coloured resins to extend the existing canines is preferred. In most cases a few months is the maximum time advisable before removal of the resin.

In cases where crowns or veneers are already present it may be acceptable to replace them with temporary “fang” versions before long term restorations are placed.

Styles of treatment vary, most popular is extension of the upper canine teeth which are in the third position from the midline. As seen in classic Dracula Hammer Horror films with Christopher Lee. However the Nosferatu vampire style where extension and sharpening of the two upper front central incisors or even the lateral incisors can also produce a gothic look.

Following the Twilight Series there has been a growth in requests for “vampire” teeth. If you are over 18 years old and accept the theatrical rather than functional nature of the cosmetic bonding contact us to discuss the suitability of your case.

A guide price of around £150 per tooth should be expected and consultation fees, radiographs, and dental hygiene costs may also be applicable.

Today in our private dental practice, Dr Andy Wheeler created temporary vampire teeth for our lovely patient who wanted them for a Halloween party. No injections or drilling required.

Covid-19

Dear Patients,

The recent pandemic has disrupted all of our daily lives. The situation is ongoing and currently subject to daily changes. The team at St Johns remain dedicated to providing appropriate dental care during the crisis.

The premises is currently closed however we have diverted the main telephone number to 07511 288372 during the shutdown. Please contact us if you require advice on clinical issues. To cancel or rebook appointments please use the email and we will contact you when we reopen to rebook the appointment.

Our team is missing the daily contact with you all and doing the job that we love. We look forward to reopening to provide the best dental care in safe environment.

We will update you as things become clearer. Please stay safe and well,

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