Do you have short teeth or a gummy smile? These cosmetic issues can majorly impact your self-esteem. Furthermore, many patients believe that there’s nothing that can be done to lengthen teeth. However, this is not the case. There are a few different dental procedures that can lengthen teeth, reduce gum appearance, and improve your smile. Read on to learn about the most popular options.
Crown lengthening helps to lengthen teeth by removing excess gum tissue. After the procedure, a greater amount of a patient’s tooth is exposed. Of course, this is usually done for cosmetic purposes. However, it can also have health benefits. Crown lengthening can help to prepare the mouth for receiving a dental crown by giving the tooth and jawbone more space.
Sometimes, the look of a patient’s gum line creates the illusion of small or misshapen teeth. Gum contouring is used to correct the shape of a patient’s gums. Instead of lengthening teeth, gum contouring is usually used to fix a receding gum line, making the teeth appear shorter. However, it can also be used to fix uneven gums or just improve the overall look of your gum line. In some patients, this can help teeth appear longer.
Dental veneers are used to fix all sorts of cosmetic issues. They can help to lengthen teeth, but they can also be used to change the alignment, color, spacing, or shape of the teeth. Because veneers are attached to the tooth surface, they only create the illusion of a new smile. However, this is a great option for people who want long-term results without oral surgery.
Dental bonding is a strong, malleable material that is attached to the teeth. It can be used to fix chips, cracks, and other small imperfections. In some patients, it can also be used to lengthen the teeth. It’s a quick, easy, and affordable option that also offers long-term results.
Which is Right For You?
Of course, every patient’s needs are different. If you’re looking to lengthen teeth, then it’s best to book a dental consultation. Your dentist can examine your mouth, perform imaging, and help you choose the right procedure based on your health, budget, and overall smile goals. Ready to start the process? Call the Smile Artisans!