Peg Lateral in Littleton, CO

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Peg Lateral

Peg Lateral teeth, also known as peg-shaped incisors or microdontia, is a dental condition where the upper lateral incisor - the tooth next to the two front teeth on each side of the mouth - fails to develop properly. Instead of having a typical shape and size, these teeth appear smaller than usual and have a conical or peg-like appearance.

There are different types of Peg Lateral teeth based on their characteristics. The most common type is when one or both of the upper lateral incisors are affected. In some cases, only one tooth may be affected, while others may have both sides impacted.

What Causes A Peg Lateral Teeth?

  • Genetic traits
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ectodermal dysplasia
  • Environmental factors
  • Williams syndrome
  • Hutchinson’s teeth from congenital syphilis
  • Developmental and congenital issues
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The treatment for Peg Lateral teeth

Treatment for Peg Lateral teeth can vary depending on the severity and individual needs of each patient. In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to shift the position of the peg-shaped tooth and bring it into alignment with the surrounding teeth. This could involve using braces or other dental appliances to gradually move the tooth into its proper position.

In more severe cases, cosmetic dentistry options such as dental bonding or veneers may be considered. Dental bonding involves applying a composite resin material to reshape and rebuild the affected tooth, while veneers are thin shells that are custom-made and bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.

If a peg lateral is causing functional issues, such as difficulty chewing or speaking properly, then restorative treatment may be necessary. This could involve placing a dental crown over the peg-shaped tooth to provide added strength and stability.


It's important for individuals with Peg Lateral teeth to consult with a qualified dentist who can assess their unique situation and recommend an appropriate treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are also essential in maintaining overall oral health.

Remember, every case is different, so it's always best to seek professional advice from your dentist before deciding on any treatment option for your Peg Lateral teeth.

So take action now! Schedule an appointment with our dentist today – because everyone deserves a beautiful smile they can proudly show off! Contact Blue Sage Dental at 10354 W Chatfield Ave #100, Littleton, CO 80127, or call (303) 973-1112.

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