Improving A Gummy Smile

Improving A Gummy Smile

This is a guest article by the team at dentalimplant.co.uk where you can learn even more about your dental health and related conditions.

A gummy smile does not result in any pain or discomfort, but it can have an impact on one’s confidence. It is a term used to describe the look of the smile when there is a larger than normal amount of gum tissue visible, making the teeth appear smaller and shorter because of the way in which the gum covers the top of the teeth. There are no medical symptoms or implications, but most people are concerned about the look of their smile. If you don’t like the appearance of your smile, this can affect the way you behave in social situations and how you feel about the way you look in general. [Read more…]

Dental Facelift?

Dental Facelift 
Think plastic surgeons are the only ones who perform facelifts? You may be surprised that dentists also have the power to make you look years younger.

How?

With aging comes tooth decay and tooth loss, which results in a decrease in facial height between the chin and nose. Absent and worn down teeth causes the jaw to become smaller, making the mouth appear more collapsed. Consequently, vertical lines form around the mouth, adding unnecessary years onto your age.

But wait, there’s more. These changes in your teeth and mouth also trigger an effect on the rest of your face. With less facial tension, the jawline slackens, cheeks flatten, and wrinkles form around the forehead and eyes.

What Can Dentists Do About This?

A typical dentist will use crowns and fillings for a patient’s needs. However, a dentist who practices face lift dentistry will reshape and restore lost and worn down teeth, in order to rebuild facial muscles and retighten the skin. Lips will appear fuller and wrinkles will be smoothed out as the face is lengthened. You will look younger, all without undergoing painful surgery or injections.

 
What’s The Catch?

As with any procedure, there are precautions to take. Before undergoing facelift dentistry, you must make sure that your oral health is in order. Imbalanced jaws, weak facial muscles or a habit of teeth grinding can produce results that aren’t as ideal. In addition, the procedure itself will involve irreversibly grinding your natural teeth, and outcomes can be unfavorable for your lips and cheeks if you have a bad bite or missing teeth. The procedure can cost thousands of dollars, up to $20,000 for a full rebuilding, so think thoroughly before committing to it.

What Are Some Other Benefits?

• No surgery means no painful recovery
• Healthier teeth
• Better bite and enhanced speech
• No continuous injections of Botox or Restylane

Not only will your face appear younger with fuller lips and less wrinkles, but your bite will be better too. After the dentist reconstructs your bite to compliment your jaw, you will be able to chew more efficiently, ultimately resulting in more comfort, less stress, improved speech and more natural facial muscles.

Last, but not least, your overall health will improve as well. By undergoing the dental facelift, your dentist will take care of gum disease, bad crowns and other dental concerns so that your entire oral health is enhanced. Porcelain veneers, crowns and fillings will reverse facial collapse and lengthen your face for a healthier you!

All in all, a dental facelift can be a good alternative to a more expensive and risky traditional facelift. But always remember to consider all available options and see if this is the right one for you.

Cosmalite – Instant Trial Veneers

Cosmalite Dental Veneer 
Ever noticed how all celebrities seem to be blessed with rows of perfectly straight, pearly-white teeth? In addition to fancy clothes and huge houses, perfect teeth seem to be a symbol of the rich and the famous. More on Cosmalite

Zoom and Teeth Whitening

 
Teeth whitening can give you a brighter smile in just minutes. You can receive teeth whitening treatments at the dentist, or use do-it-yourself systems to brighten your teeth at home, overnight, or even on the go.

Over time, tooth enamel tends to lose its natural gleam and grow darker and more yellow. This discoloration can be caused by frequent consumption of dark food and drinks (such as coffee, red wine, or dark chocolate), lifestyle (such as smoking or taking certain medications), or age.

Teeth whitening can be accomplished through many different methods:

In-office dental teeth whitening takes just an hour or less, and can brighten teeth by several shades in one visit. The dentist applies a bleaching agent to the teeth, then activates it with light, heat, or a laser. This method produces quick, dramatic results, but it can be costly at $500 – $700 per visit.

Zoom! is a patented in-office tooth whitening system that More on Zoom and Teeth Whitening

Lumineers Veneers

Lumineers VeneersDental veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth. Long-lasting porcelain veneers produce a more natural-looking smile than crowns or bonding, and they are stain-resistant.

Veneers, also called porcelain overlays, are fingernail-thin shells which are fitted to the front of the teeth. Despite their thinness, the veneers become exceptionally strong once they are bonded to the teeth. They are often used to mask discolored teeth or fillings, fix chips or slight misalignments, and close gaps between the teeth. …More on Lumineers and Veneers

Invisible and High Tech Dental Braces

Traditional Braces 
Braces are a series of wires and brackets attached to the teeth. Through gradually increasing pressure, braces force a person’s crooked teeth to align correctly. Patients wear braces for an average of two and a half years, and visit their orthodontist for routine tightening at 3 – 4 week intervals.

This technique loosens the teeth in their sockets, forcing new bone to grow around the tooth to support it in its new position. This is why realignment must be a gradual process; if it were done quickly, the patient would be at risk of tooth loss. …More on Invisible and High Tech Dental Braces

Lip Augmentation For Fuller Lips

lip augmentation 
Modern lip augmentation techniques allow you to plump up your pout in as little as 30 minutes. Fuller lips can be achieved through the use of lip implants or injectable fillers, with temporary, long-lasting, or permanent results.

Injectable lip augmentation involves the use of fillers which plump up the lips. During this brief outpatient procedure, the cosmetic surgeon carefully injects these fillers into the patient’s lips to create an even, natural look. This is the least invasive lip augmentation technique. …More on Lip Augmentation

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

 
Dental implants are the preferred option for assisting patients who have lost their teeth due to accident or wear and tear. Patients experience increased confidence with dental implants, as the fixtures are secure, and the replacement teeth are manufactured to match those in the rest of the mouth. Consequently, an aesthetically pleasing smile is the result.

The procedure

The implants, made of a thin rod of titanium, are implanted into the root area of the tooth to allow restoration work to take place. There are different forms of dental implants and the most suitable …More on Cost of Dental Implants