Next to your eyes, your smile tells people more about you than any other part of your face. A bright and open smile conveys confidence and inspires trust.
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 from a complete and genuine interaction.
You’ve heard about using the neuromodulator Botox® to keep your upper lip from pulling up too far and revealing excessive gum tissue. But you don’t want to come back to the doctor every three to four months just to get another injection.
You want a permanent fix to your gummy smile. That’s why the dental experts at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental in Chicago, Illinois, recommend porcelain dental veneers as an easy, comfortable, and beautiful solution.
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 shapes 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 Bucktown Wicker Park Dental, we custom-design your veneers based on a number of 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 make sure 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. Instead of hiding, you can share the full range of your emotions with your friends, family, and everyone you meet in MacLean.
We recommend that you use 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 us at Bucktown Wicker Park 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 calling us today. You can also book a veneers appointment online.