How Can Cosmetic Veneers Reduce Your Gummy Smile?

How Can Cosmetic Veneers Reduce Your Gummy Smile?

May 11, 2022

When you look at yourself in the mirror and smile, do you wish to see more teeth and fewer gums? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that our cosmetic dentist in Claremont, NH, may be able to change that with the help of dental veneers. Excessive gingival display, more commonly known as a gummy smile, is just one of many conditions that dental veneers from Claremont Dental Group can correct to restore your smile.

Often considered the workhorse of procedures in cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers in Claremont, NH, can improve the appearance of your gummy smile, crooked or stained teeth, and more!

Let’s Take a Look at the Common Causes of a Gummy Smile

The excessive gingival display is an aesthetic concern caused by a few factors such as genetics and altered tooth eruption, the symmetry of the jaw and teeth, the shape and size of lips, and the general length of gums.

Depending on the severity of these components, your smile may be able to be corrected with dental veneers instead of crown lengthening, Invisalign®, or surgery. Since these options can be more costly, time-intensive, or intrusive than veneers, dental veneers remain the top choice in most scenarios.

If you’re wondering if your smile is too gummy, a benchmark standard is that if you can see more than 3mm (one-eighth of an inch) of gum tissue when you smile, your smile is too gummy. That said, many celebrities have embraced the appearance of their smiles even with an excess of gum exposure. So this measurement is not a hard and fast rule of what constitutes “too much gum.”

When you visit us for your consultation, Dr. Simmons and her team will review all treatment options so you can make the best decision for your smile makeover. Factors considered are the length of treatment time, budget, and durability. For example, some patients may elect to have a procedure such as lip injections to plump the fullness of their lips to disguise their gummy smile but discover that the treatment needs to be repeated more frequently than the durability of dental veneers. We want to make sure that you know every treatment option before focusing on one over another. Please call us now or schedule an appointment online to learn more about treatments available to reduce the appearance of your gummy smile from our dentist in Claremont, NH.

Other Advantages of Dental Veneers Near You

In addition to being used to correct the appearance of a gummy smile, dental veneers can correct other smile concerns such as:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

Many patients with gummy smiles also have one or more of the above concerns that you can treat with dental veneers. Veneers are the workhorse of cosmetic dentistry since they perform across a spectrum of treatment areas in smile makeovers.

We mentioned options in gummy smile treatment earlier, such as Invisalign, braces, or gum surgery. But what patients most frequently comment on the deciding factor for veneers is the speed and ease of treatment. Unlike other options, which require months of treatment or invasive surgery, dental veneers can change the appearance of a patient’s smile in as little as one appointment with the dentist!

Here are two additional advantages of dental veneers to consider:

  • They are natural-looking and resemble the shape and size of your natural teeth.
  • They are well-tolerated by your gum tissue.

If you’re ready to smile with confidence while undergoing quick, non-invasive, and effective treatment, please ask us about dental veneers to help you accomplish your goals.

Why Choose Us?

With cosmetic, specialty, and general dentistry being at the forefront of our care, we can do it all from the convenience of one central location. Our doctor constantly stays up-to-date with the latest treatments and technology to provide our patients with top-notch care. We provide our patients with comfortable and proven dental care that works best for their goals.

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