Small teeth lead to a gummy smile. If you have a gummy smile, your appearance might be subject to negative judgment. Do you have such a condition? You should not feel disgraced since some cosmetic dentistry procedures can help correct the condition. With that, you will be able to smile more often and with confidence.
One of the options you can consider is lengthening your teeth. Other than lengthening their teeth, people wear fake teeth over their smaller ones.
During a recent study to show how correcting a gummy smile impacts on people’s judgments, researchers showed people before and after images of people who undergo the procedure. They let them comment on the pictures taken before the correction procedure and those taken after the procedure.
Each one of them had a negative comment on the first images and a positive one towards the second ones. Also, people with beautiful smiles are likely to be hired for sales, modeling, and other corporate jobs.
According to the multitudes, people look attractive with longer teeth. Therefore they judge people with longer front teeth to be of higher social worth.
Once your permanent teeth grow, the enamel does not enlarge anymore. Therefore, if you have small teeth, you might end up living with them for the whole of your life. However, that does not mean you will have to live with the shame. You have several options to enlarge your teeth. These cosmetic dentistry options include:
For a permanent solution, if you want your teeth to look bigger and brighter, you can consider getting dental veneers. The porcelain veneers will add bulkiness to your teeth, thus enhance the size of your front teeth.
Do you have doubts about porcelain veneers? Before deciding on getting them, you can ask our dentist at Bella Smiles for before and after images of dental veneers. With that, you will be able to judge from the pictures and make your decision.
The procedure of getting porcelain veneers in Sugar Land, TX, involves several steps. First, the dentist will shed some parts of your enamel. He or she will then take an impression of your teeth to create your veneer.
Your dentist will send a mold of your teeth to the dental lab, to help to make a veneer for you. The dentist might place a temporary veneer on your teeth as you wait for the permanent one. During the next appointment, the dentist will place the permanent veneer, check if it fits and color matches and make necessary adjustments.
The ADA regulates the costs of cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, the prices of dental veneers range from $925 to $2500 per single tooth.
The costs vary according to the type of veneers and the amount of preparation required. Also, most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures.
Tooth bonding is a dental procedure that cosmetic dentists in Sugar Land, TX, use to whiten patients’ teeth as well as to enlarge them. Dentists use composite resin material to cover the enamel and make it look large.
The dental procedure involves shedding some parts of the enamel. Next, your dentist applies the bonding material to the enamel. He or she uses a bright light (preferably blue) to harden the composite resin material. Once the material has set, the dentist will shape and polish the bonded teeth to look like your natural tooth.
Dental bonding has its demerits since the composite material is not stain-resistant. Therefore, you will have to go for retouches every three months. Also, dental bonds limit you from getting teeth whitening procedures.
Your teeth can appear to be short due to excessive gum tissue. In such a case, a cosmetic dentist can recommend laser gum recontouring, making your gums look proportional.
Teeth appear smaller if they are not fully emerged. Orthodontic treatment options can help them emerge. Some of the orthodontic treatment options include traditional wire-based braces and Invisalign. However, traditional braces work best in such situations. The least popular choice is dental crowns. However, they can be used for tiny teeth.