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Can cosmetic dentistry give people a gummy smile?

Can cosmetic dentistry give people a gummy smile?

Not really: Cosmetic dentistry only improves the appearance of the actual teeth. However, patients may want to show off their pretty new teeth afterwords and deliberately have a gummy smile:). ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe acne and discoloured tooth all of a sudden.My teeth was always the best, i even was awarded for my beautiful smile because ?

I am suffering from severe acne and discoloured tooth all of a sudden.My teeth was always the best, i even was awarded for my beautiful smile because ?

Meds?: Are you taking any medications for your acne? Some medications enable tooth discoloration. You need to see a 1) a skin specialist, a Dermatologist, and 2) a Dentist. The two can wok together so that you can once again be proud of your appearance. ...Read more

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17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

Possibly: If upper teeth are over erupted and/or protrusive then straightening them can reduce gummy appearance. If problem is skeletal rather than dental, a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery may be required. Best recommendation, see a qualified Orthodontic specialist (Initial Examination usually free) for an evaluation of hour malocclusion and the treatment options that are available. ...Read more

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17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

17 this year,can braces fix gummy smile?

Not likely: Gummy smile has more to do with jaw size and position and lip length and facial muscles. See an Oral Surgeon to determine if it is a skeletal concern or simply excess tissue. If not too severe AND the teeth are too far out of position, then perhaps braces will help. Most likely would involve repositioning jaw. However, never know until you get it checked by the specialist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will veneers make your smile bigger?

Will veneers make your smile bigger?

Smile by Design: Dental veneers are porcelain additions usually to the outer surface of the teeth to correct discoloration, malpositioned teeth or tooth spacing and chipped or broken teeth where crowning may not be needed. The replaced porcelain can build the tooth out further which will broaden the smile, or if sufficient tooth structure is removed the finished result may be exactly where it was originally. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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Would braces make my smile look better?

Would braces make my smile look better?

Absolutely: That's what we orthodontic specialists do, all day long every day. We align teeth and jaws to create the most functional, stable, esthetic smile possible. Revel in it. ...Read more

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Do braces fix an asymmetrical smile?

Do braces fix an asymmetrical smile?

Asymetric Smile: Hi Member. Asymetric smiles can be corrected with braces. However, it is important to know why the smile is asymetric. Missing teeth? Skeletal asymetry? All these issues come into play when formulating a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Obtaining proper beginning orthodontic records enable the treating orthodontic specialist the ability to perform the proper treatment plan to address the issue ...Read more

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What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

Both: They are basically the same procedure. A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger. ...Read more

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Will teeth extraction for braces change your smile?

Will teeth extraction for braces change your smile?

Always: If orthodontia is done expertly, tooth removal will facilitate the most pleasing smile. If not treatment planned well or done with mediocre clinical ability it can have several very negative effects. This is the reason it takes so many years to be educated and become proficient at orthodontics. It has been a most rewarding profession for me. ...Read more

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How does porcelain bonding affect your smile?

How does porcelain bonding affect your smile?

Dramatic!!: Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of glass that are bonded to your teeth to alter shade of your teeth (can make them super white), enhance the shape of your teeth (wider, taller), and/or close spaces between your teeth. ...Read more

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Why does a smile convey happiness?

Why does a smile convey happiness?

Correlation: Funny question! a smile (a particular type) conveys happiness because it is what people tend to do when they are suddenly happy or pleased. So, the physical reaction is correlated with the psychological state of the onset of joy, pleasure, happiness. Ok, get back to philosophy class! ...Read more

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Will braces help with fix a gummy smile?

Will braces help with fix a gummy smile?

Yes,: It is more successful in a growing child, especially in an extraction case. It is aided with the use of high pull j-hook headgears and often t-loop archwires. We have reduced gingival display up to a centimeter in adults and 2.5 cm. In children without surgery. ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring / reshaping fix cracked teeth?

Can tooth contouring / reshaping fix cracked teeth?

Not Really: Tooth recontouring and/or reshaping is done only to enhance esthetics. For example, if one of your front teeth is too long, or has a rough endge, reshaping and polishing that will make it more attractive. Cracked and broken teeth can be fixed, but they will require different treatment. Your dentist can advise you about all your options, which are pretty amazing nowadays. All the best. ...Read more

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How to get beautiful skin? How to get rid of dark areas on body and face at home?

Dark Areas: The dark areas are most likely postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This means that skin trauma, irritation or infection caused an up regulation of pigment. Treatment can be with bleaching cream like Hydroquinone. Decreasing skin trauma will cure this condition. ...Read more

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Would ceramic braces change my appearance?

Yes: Both ceramic and metal braces are noticeable, the ceramic less so. Braces move your lips forward about a tenth of an inch until they are removed. As your teeth/jaws are aligned, your smile will broaden become more symmetric, and more pleasing. It's worth it. ...Read more

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Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

See a pro: General dentist's who do braces are not as trains or as skilled as Orthodontic Specialists. An Orthodontist knows that the training and skill of the operator is more important then the gadget. Lingual appliances take longer to treat. Damon appliances tend to flare teeth outward. Please seek a specialist's opinion. ...Read more

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Are home teeth whitening kits like Express Smile Atlanta safe?

Are home teeth whitening kits like Express Smile Atlanta safe?

Most of the time: most of them are safe, you have yo make sure you follow the instructions very carefully and checkin with a local dentist for an exam ...Read more