What makes my Smile Unique

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
what makes my smile unique

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA

Much like people are their own unique individual, every smile is different. You may smile by showing all of your teeth, some of your teeth, or no teeth at all. Smiles come in varying shapes and sizes. You may have a smile that looks almost identical to a family member’s or unique from all your relatives’ smiles. The Scotts Valley cosmetic dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry want to take a deeper look at the various qualities that make each smile unique, and how we can help you achieve the great-looking smile of your dreams.

Your smile is defined by three main factors

The first is your personality. Are you quick to laugh, or do you have a more stoic poker-face type of demeanor? You may have a dominant smile that lights up your face, affecting the appearance of even your ears and eyes. Other smiles may be less dramatic, although just as sincere.

The second component that makes up your smile is your genetics. You inherit certain facial features from your parents and grandparents, including the shape of facial muscles that may determine specific expressions.

The third aspect of your smile is probably the most obvious—the way your teeth look, which can be determined by your oral health, as well as genetics that relates to tooth eruption (whether or not your teeth are crooked, overlapped, or gapped). If you have white teeth that are straight and even, your smile will look better and you are more likely to show it off. Having a dingy smile or cosmetic issues such as unevenly sized teeth or an unwanted gap between teeth can hinder the aesthetics of your smile and also make you far less likely to show it. You can do your part to keep your teeth looking white by brushing, flossing, and maintaining a regular schedule of dental visits every six months to have your teeth cleaned and examined as part of your check-up.

What are your options if you have a gummy or toothy smile?

A gummy smile occurs when your gums appear to be too thick, covering more of the structure of your teeth than they should. Conversely, if you are living with gum recession, this can expose the roots of your teeth—which magnify your risk of oral health problems while also presenting an aesthetic concern.

A well-trained cosmetic dentist like Dr. Max Ebrahimian and Dr. Ariana Ebrahimian at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can help. Reshaping the gum line is easier than ever for cosmetic dentists working at the forefront of dental science thanks to the advent of technologies like laser dentistry. Using a precise dental laser, one of our cosmetic dentists in Los Gatos can recontour a gummy smile, or perform a gum graft to correct the appearance of receding gums.

Laser technology makes these procedures much more comfortable and convenient than performing them by traditional means using a scalpel and making incisions. The laser can make incisions that are mere nanometers deep, more precise than a scalpel wielded by even the most expert and well-trained dentist or oral surgeon. Plus, the laser immediately cauterizes any incisions that are made, minimizing bleeding as well as the risk of infection. Laser gum therapy in Scotts Valley also can be performed in less time with a shorter recovery, making it easy for multiple teeth to be treated in a single appointment.

Smile Makeover in the Scotts Valley area

To learn more about a laser recontouring, a gum graft, or any of the other cosmetic procedures offered at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, please call (831) 438-4411 to schedule your consultation today.

Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art oral health care to patients in the areas of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley, California.