It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Botox is used commonly in dentistry for a range of purposes. For example, many of us have a clenching or bruxing habit, which means that we grind our teeth while asleep or awake.
Are they too yellow? Too brown? Do they look natural? How white is too white?
The truth is that the perfect smile isn’t always what we think. A healthy, natural-looking smile is beautiful because it isn’t noticeable – it fits with your age, skin tones, and the shape of your face. And that’s a good thing.
Definitions of the gummy smile vary depending on who you talk to. The condition occurs when some combination of gum tissue, tooth size, lip size/mobility and jaw structure isn’t in harmony.
Dentistry inserts itself into the aging conundrum in interesting ways. When it comes to our facial appearance, there are certain aspects of a smile that impact whether a person appears older or younger.
This patient had braces for about a year and a half but gaps still existed which made him self conscious about his smile. He wanted a look that would fill those gaps and form a more uniform look.
A dental crown is a porcelain or metal fitting that covers a damaged or missing tooth. As well as matching up with existing teeth, a crown provides strength for the tooth it covers, and protects it from further damage.
Our dental assistant, Sydney, was unsatisfied with her smile. She wanted to decrease the size of her two front teeth and thought her canines looked too sharp.
Teeth can be damaged or lost outright, leading to discolouration and unsightly gaps. In these cases dental implants and implant crowns can be excellent options for returning a smile to its former glory.
A great smile isn’t just about having white teeth. A smile has to fit your face and suit your personality. It has to look and feel natural.