A confident smile goes a long way in imparting confidence and engendering goodwill.
So when you cover up a gummy smile, you’re doing more than hiding your gums from the people around you. You’re also depriving them of your natural radiance, and you’re depriving yourself of a complete and genuine interaction.
For a permanent fix to your gummy smile, look no further than dental veneers from Aman Bhullar, DMD of The Glen Dental in San Jose, California. Below he explains everything you need to know about remedying your gummy smile with veneers.
Reshaping and strengthening your teeth
Porcelain veneers are fingernail-thin, tooth-shaped shells that your dentist applies directly to your teeth. When you get veneers for a gummy smile, your dentist and the dental lab shape them to extend farther up than your natural teeth. Your dentist also contours your gums, so the veneers fit naturally, and there’s less gum to see when you smile.
Porcelain veneers also add a layer of strength to your teeth. The porcelain surface resists stains and never needs whitening.
Two visits to a brighter smile
At The Glen Dental, Dr. Bhullar custom-designs your veneers based on several aesthetic factors. Our dentists are trained to consider the balance of your facial features as well as the length of your other teeth, how much gum you currently show, and how far your upper lip rises when you smile.
First, we ensure that your teeth and gums are already healthy by conducting a thorough examination and professional cleaning. Then we take 3D images of your teeth, and the dentist devises a plan to correct the length of your teeth, so they no longer reveal so much of your gums.
When the lab finishes your beautiful veneers, your dentist first gently reshapes your gums and prepares your teeth for the veneers. He’ll sand away a bit of your enamel so that the veneers bond well with your teeth. Veneers are a permanent solution to a gummy smile and can’t be removed without being replaced by other veneers to protect your teeth.
A friendlier world
Your new, stain-resistant veneers look so much like natural teeth that you won’t feel shy about your smile anymore.
We recommend using a mouthguard when playing sports to protect both your veneers and your natural teeth. You care for your veneers just as if they’re real teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting The Glen Dental twice a year for a cleaning. Your dentist may also schedule a check-up to be sure your veneers are strongly bonded and functioning well.
Start flashing your pearlies instead of your gums by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bhullar at The Glen Dental. Give the office a call at (408) 816-1008 to schedule a consultation. You can also send us a message online.