Extreme Tooth Shaping
In America, Vampire Chic is all the rage thanks to a hot entertainment trend. Typically the elongated canine teeth associated with the undead are used to reign terror or to display sexual innuendo. Dentists can implement a number of strategies to implement extreme tooth shaping for a variety of looks, but that can eventually contribute to dental problems down the line.
The process of manually altering the shape of teeth requires filing. Filing can weaken tooth structure, result in the removal of too much tooth enamel, that can result in tooth sensitivity. Plus, if the person matures and wants to restore the teeth, the cost may be prohibitive.
Un-Gumming a Smile
Gum grafting is a type of dental surgery that can be implemented to restore gums that have receded over time. The procedure will not only improve dental health, but eliminate the appearance of hyper elongation that may occur over time. Crown lengthening, a process that involves the removal of excess gum to make teeth longer, is the opposite of gum grafting and as a result may contribute to dental problems.
There was a period of time when crown lengthening was a type of oral surgery to treat gum disease. Now, the procedure is being implemented as a type of cosmetic dentistry as a way to make a smile look less gummy and teeth look bigger. While oral surgery can indeed improve a way a smile looks, it is still an invasive procedure with risks. In this case swelling, pain, bleeding and infection are all risks associated with the crown lengthening procedure.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and regardless of what natural teeth look like, oral hygiene is the best way to boost both appearance and dental health. Prior to opting for any cosmetic dentistry individuals are encouraged to brush teeth twice a day, floss daily, eat nutritious food, exercise and see a dentist regularly for check ups, exams and preventative dental care. Exceptional dental health can help teeth look their best and provide a platform that will allow cosmetic dentistry to take.
Prior to opting into any cosmetic dentistry procedure, individuals need to find a dentist that can improve dental health and have successfully implement dental treatments in the past. 1-800-DENTIST screens all our members for proof of those abilities and more, one quick phone call to us can help put you on your way to having the smile you have always dreamed of.