Uneven gum line and teeth shapes

Having perfectly shaped teeth is a desire shared by many individuals seeking to enhance their smile. With orthodontic treatment, you can move the position of the teeth but it cannot change the shape or the color of the teeth. In contrast, veneers offer a versatile and effective solution for achieving the desired tooth shape and color, and also straighten the alignment of the teeth to some extent and here's why.

*Uneven front teeth color/shapes treatment.

Traditional braces, consisting of metal brackets and wires, are typically used to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. Traditional braces are designed to fix misalignment, focusing on tooth alignment rather than changing tooth shape. They apply constant pressure to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position over an extended period. However, changing teeth shape with traditional braces is not viable.

Braces can help straighten teeth and improve their alignment but cannot alter a tooth's shape. The same principle applies to the Invisalign type orthodontics that does not require wires.

Veneers are ideal for changing teeth; shape, size, and color and are meticulously crafted to match the desired tooth shape and size. They can be customized to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, resulting in a natural and harmonious appearance. Veneers also can straighten the teeth if misalignment is minor.

Uneven gum line and front teeth shape

Michelle came to us for the uneven color of the old crowns on her incisor and canine and the worn-out front tooth. In addition, she had varying gum heights in her upper front teeth area, making it look like she had different-sized teeth when she smiled. Her main concern was tooth color, shape and minor misalignment, we decided to have ten veneers and crowns combination.

*Asymetrical teeth gum line/shapes treatment.

When you already have crowns, we cannot place veneers because the teeth were already prepped for crowns which require more tooth reduction than veneers. However, for the root canaled teeth, you need crowns to prevent root fracture anyway. As you can see in the after photo, we were able to straighten the teeth.

Tooth whitening is not necessary in her case because we selected her tooth color for the porcelain veneers. We did this because the color of the old yellow crowns cannot be changed with whitening. The color of all 10 crowns and veneers will not change over time because they are made of porcelain.

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Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 419 dental professionals worldwide (Only four in Houston) as of 2022 who have achieved this prestigious honor.