I was wondering the pros and cons of cosmetic dentistry versus a face lift. I am getting older and noticing that my upper lip is droopy and has descended. When I smile you don’t see my smile as much as I’d like. I really don’t want to do plastic surgery because the results vary so greatly but I would like my upper lip to be raised.
It seems that when I’m not smiling, I like my look. Is it possible to have my teeth made a few millimeters longer with cosmetic dentistry? I guess my thought-process is that when I smile you will hopefully see my upper teeth more. Do you think this will work okay? I guess my bite will be altered but should I be concerned with this? Any recommendations you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
– Sherry in Lousiana
You need to have a consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist. What you are describing is beyond the skill set of most general dentists.
A smile makeover with porcelain veneers will greatly enhance the look of your smile and will likely give you the results you desire. They can make your teeth longer and change the appearance of your smile. There are many great cosmetic dentists in your area that perform this cosmetic procedure frequently.
To answer your other question, your bite will be affected. If the veneers are applied correctly than you should not have any problems. An inexperienced dentist applying porcelain veneers may cause them to break or chip.
This post was provided by Plano dentist Whitmore DDS.