How Porcelain Veneers Can Treat A Gummy Smile | Dr. Alex Midtown NYC Cosmetic Dentist

How Porcelain Veneers Can Treat A Gummy Smile

Porcelain Veneers

One of the many secrets behind a Hollywood smile; porcelain veneers. Achieving a perfect smile with stunning white teeth can be done through dental veneers. Not only do dental veneers help you obtain teeth brightness, but it can be a solution to those with a gummy smile. Due to “short” teeth, some individuals have prominent gum tissues that block part of the teeth from showing. To counter that, veneers are used to balance the appearance of the teeth and gum tissues. These versatile dental veneers can blend in naturally on your teeth and enhances the brightness as well.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are made of tooth-like material that fits perfectly over the front of your natural teeth. It resembles a thin shell that is made from porcelain that mimics the appearance of your natural tooth enamel. Some of these dental veneers, however, are made from composite resin but are not as durable as porcelain.

To fit the teeth of individuals, dental veneers are tailor-made according to the impressions of their teeth. As porcelain is safe for the gum, veneers that come into contact with gum tissues will not occur in any adverse reaction. During the procedure of treating a gummy smile, gum tissues will be removed to expose the tooth. The exposed part of the tooth is then covered by the custom veneer which helps it blend into the new gum line. A natural-looking smile is what you can achieve after this treatment. 

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:

  • They provide a natural tooth-like appearance
  • Gum tissues are well-tolerated against porcelain
  • Veneers are stained resistant
  • The color of a porcelain veneer can be customized to make the teeth appear whiter

Cosmetic Improvements

If you have noticed one or two gaps in between teeth, dental veneers might be a better option than having to go for full orthodontics treatment. By fixing a pair of veneers on your teeth beside the gaps, they will assist in extending the profile of the adjacent teeth, thus, filling up the gap instantly.

Patients with crooked or cracked teeth can also be treated with dental veneers. Such veneers will be cemented to reinforce the cracked tooth and strengthen it, preventing it from further damage.

Dental veneers can be used for:

  • Teeth with gaps between them
  • Teeth that are discolored or stained 
  • Teeth that are broken or chipped
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped

Veneer Fitting

Depending on how much work it takes to custom a veneer according to your teeth impression, dental veneers typically require a minimum of two appointments to fit. Steps like the removal of tooth enamel will be done to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Before fitting the custom-made veneers, your tooth will first be cleaned and etched to create a bond between the veneer and your tooth. With a little tweaking here and there throughout the process, your custom-made veneers are ready to land you the perfect smile.

Once you have had your custom veneers in place, be sure to schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist to ensure that your veneers are in pearly white condition. If you are thinking of dental veneers or other forms of cosmetic dentistry, do not hesitate to reach us to create your perfect smile.