Porcelain veneers are a versatile, long-lasting cosmetic treatment option and can be an excellent choice for patients seeking to improve the appearance of stains, chips, gaps, and minor misalignment. Veneers can enhance the appearance of a single tooth, or transform your entire smile with natural-looking results. Veneers consist of a thin, tooth-coloured shell, which is custom-made to fit snug over the existing teeth being treated.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers have good overall dental health, supportive tooth structure, and cosmetic concerns that can be adequately addressed with the application of veneers. During your consultation, our dentist will perform a thorough oral examination to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. They may suggest dental or periodontal treatment, as establishing a foundation good dental health is the first step toward achieving optimal results with porcelain veneers. If we conclude that you are indeed a good candidate for porcelain veneers, we will then develop a comprehensive treatment plan to give you the smile you desire.
If you are interested in finding out if porcelain veneers are the right option for improving your smile, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
Gum Recontouring reshape the gums and create the appearance of a longer tooth by removing excess gum tissue, thereby exposing more of the enamel and producing a fuller, brighter smile. A gum lift is recommended for the so called “gummy smile” when excessive gum is displayed above the teeth during smiling. There are several causes for this: abnormal growth and development of the jaw and teeth, excessive gum tissue, and a hyper-mobile upper lip. The gum lift procedure involves gum and/or bone removal around the front teeth making them longer. This can have a dramatic effect in turning a “gummy” short tooth smile into a much prettier smile.