Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly more accepted for patients thanks to popular reality shows that focus on dramatic smile makeovers. Dental patients in Yaletown Vancouver are beginning to understand how easy it is to create their ideal smile with the available cosmetic dentistry solutions.
We are often asked questions about what is possible in cosmetic dentistry at Max Dental, and many patients are surprised at all the smile correction solutions we provide.
One popular cosmetic procedure is “gummy smile” treatment or correction. A gummy smile is when a large amount of gums appear when a person smiles or laughs. In some cases, there will be more gum area visible than teeth.
Patients complain about their “gummy smile” because they seem to resemble a young child, with prominent gums and small teeth. Generally, this smile comes from genetics, which causes the normal gum process to stop early, leaving teeth shorter than they should be.
A gummy smile correction can be treated in two ways. First, patients with less severe or moderate gum problems can be treated with a gum-lift and porcelain veneers. A gum-lift, similar to a face-lift, sculpts the gums to a more proportionate height allowing veneers to be placed over the teeth to create a beautiful, new smile.
Second, for severe gum disproportion, treatment can include the physical breaking and repositioning of the upper jaw. This can require a healing time of six weeks and the jaw will be wired shut.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver has come a long way in providing smile correction. Patients at Max Dental are able to benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry in Yaletown Vancouver or to book an appointment, contact our expert team at Max Dental.