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  • Writer's pictureDr. Mark Feinberg


When most people smile, you see a row of teeth that look beautiful and full. Unfortunately, this is definitely not the case for some and they have what is known as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are when you smile and there are only a small row of teeth and mainly gums. There are two causes for gummy smiles and they both can be treated using different dental procedures. One of the first steps for you to take would be to visit the dentist and get a diagnosis and best treatment option that happens to be available to you.

Visiting the dentist is going to help you figure out what is the best treatment option for you. Your dental professional will be able to take x-rays and figure out what needs to be done if you are looking for a fuller and more pronounced smile. Believe it or not, many people have the problem of a gummy smile and many of them are taking care of it using a variety of different procedures. It is up to you to decide with your dentist which one is best suited for you.

One of the main causes for a gummy smile would be smaller or less defined teeth. Small teeth are something that you probably developed after losing all of your baby teeth, so you may not feel like there is anything you can do for this issue. The great thing to know is that the problem can be fixed with either dentures or veneers. If your teeth are in reasonably good shape, veneers are probably the best option available to you. Veneers are a simple procedure that will take just about one or two visits and you will walk out with gorgeous teeth that look amazing when you smile.

If your teeth are not in good shape and you are dealing with a lot of missing teeth or decay, dentures might be another option that is available to you. Dentures, like veneers, can be fitted specifically to your mouth and you can wear them regularly for a more beautiful smile. Dentures no longer look fake and are now being made to look completely realistic so that no one will even know that you are wearing them. Like veneers, dentures will take several visits for you to be fitted for them and then shaped to fit your mouth specifically.

As you can see, there are several dental options available to you if you have a gummy smile and would like to feel more confident. Veneers are often the most popular choice for individuals in this circumstance because it is minimally invasive and requires barely any drilling.

The best thing for you to do would be to contact the office for more information and to make an appointment to see a dentist. The dental professionals will help you to figure out what option is best suited to meet your needs so that you can finally regain your self-esteem and have the smile you’ve always wanted.

Give us a call at 203-513-2014. We look forward to meeting you!

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