Remedy a Gummy Smile With Custom Veneers

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Do you ever feel like your smile is more gums than teeth? This issue may not affect your health, but it can take a toll on your self-confidence. Fortunately, veneers can help — and fast. Read on to learn how.

Technically, there’s no “right” or “wrong” amount of gum tissue. However, estimates show that up to 10% of adults 20-30 years of age consider their smiles too gummy. 

That’s a lot of people unhappy with their smiles.

Fortunately, there’s a way to improve the ratio of teeth to gums in your mouth, and it only takes a few office visits.

At Preva Dental, Prathima Rasamsetty, DDS, offers personalized treatment plans for gummy smiles that focus on transforming the shape and size of your teeth. A favorite involves veneers

Veneers blend seamlessly with your teeth, leaving you with a gorgeous and balanced smile. Best of all? They provide immediate results.

How dental veneers work

There’s a reason dentists and patients love dental veneers. These super-thin shells fit over the front of your teeth, concealing whatever flaws may exist. 

Veneers come in a variety of dental-safe materials, including composite resin. However, for long-lasting results, Dr. Rasamsetty recommends porcelain veneers.

Porcelain makes an ideal veneer since it closely resembles natural tooth enamel. It’s also well-tolerated by gum tissue, so you don’t have to worry about adverse reactions.

At Preva Dental, each veneer gets custom-made to ensure it fits well, blends perfectly with surrounding teeth, and feels comfortable. 

If you have a gummy smile, Dr. Rasamsetty starts by removing excess gum tissue by lasering it off, which exposes more tooth. Then, she places a veneer on top. 

Once in place, you no longer need to hide your gummy smile. Instead, you’ll have brighter, more balanced teeth you’ll want to show off.

When to consider dental veneers

In an ideal world, we’d all be born with perfect smiles. In reality, that rarely happens. 

But advancements in dental technologies — including veneers — make it possible to address your smile imperfections without major invasive procedures. 

Fixing gummy smiles is just one way Dr. Rasamsetty uses veneers. She also uses them to address a variety of issues, including crooked teeth and gaps. 

Dr. Rasamsetty can also use veneers as a quick solution for chips or cracks, as long as the teeth remain structurally sound. 

Not only does this approach make the damage vanish from sight immediately, but it also adds long-term strength and protection.

How veneers can transform your smile

Want something else to love about veneers? You can typically say goodbye to your gummy smile in two appointments. 

First, Dr. Rasamsetty assesses your overall oral health to confirm veneers are the right treatment option for you. Then, she removes a tiny amount of enamel from the front of your tooth. This creates space for the veneer, ensuring a comfortable fit without added bulk.

After prepping your teeth, Dr. Rasamsetty takes impressions so the specialist dental lab can fabricate your custom veneers.

When we receive your veneers, you return to Preva Dental. At that time, Dr. Rasamsetty thoroughly cleans your teeth. Then, she applies a special dental cement and bonds the thin veneer to the tooth. 

Once veneers are securely in place, you’re ready to start showing off your brand-new smile — there’s no downtime!

Veneers last up to 10 years. For long-lasting results, care for them like natural teeth. All you need to do is brush and floss at least twice a day and get routine dental visits for checkups and professional cleanings.

To find out how veneers can transform your gummy smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rasamsetty by calling Preva Dental in San Antonio, Texas, or requesting an appointment online today.