Ben and Gary Show Episodes

Ben and Gary Show - Episode 16


Unhappy With Your Gummy Smile?  

In some cultures showing a lot of gum when smiling is considered attractive.

If that's not you and you want to fix your gummy smile, in this video the docs talk about the causes and solutions.

What causes a "gummy" smile?

There are many causes of a gummy smile. Most are listed here.

  • Teeth are not properly aligned 
  • Teeth are too short either from wear or heredity
  • Lip is too short
  • Lip is hyperactive - moves way above the gum line
  • Overgrowth of gum tissue 
 What can you do about it?

Depending on the cause, solutions can be quite serious or simple. These are listed below.

  •  For misaligned teeth, orthodontics such as Invisalign can help
  • In severe cases, surgical reshaping of the upper jaw can make a dramatic difference
  • In severe cases, orthodontics with jaw reshaping surgery may be needed
  • In mild cases, reshaping the gums with a laser or a knife can work
  • In mild cases, after gum reshaping, veneers or crowns...
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Ben and Gary Show - Episode 13


Help! My Teeth Don't Show When I Smile Anymore

 A 71 year old woman from Seattle told the docs that her formerly lovely smile didn't show her teeth anymore. She asked them what she should discuss with her dentist.

Without pictures, here are  causes of a tired looking older smile

  • Her teeth might be shorter due to wear
  • Her front teeth may have chips and craze lines from force
  • Her back teeth may have fractures
  • The yellow color of tooth sub structure may show due to thinning enamel
  • Her face muscles may be relaxed causing her lips to cover her teeth

The docs advise that she discuss the following with her dentist

  • Complete assessment of her bone, bite and tooth structure
  • Veneers and crowns - how many depends on how many teeth show in her smile
  • Referral to restorative specialists

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Ben and Gary Show - Episode 3


Porcelain Veneers - Why You'll Love Them

In this video, the doctors discuss what porcelain veneers are, what they can do for you, and what are the considerations for beautiful results.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic attached to the front surfaces of teeth.

What Can Veneers Porcelain Do For You?

Porcelain veneers can change the look, shape, and color of your teeth. They can -

  • Make you look younger
  • Feel more confident
  • Change your life in positive ways

And perhaps their greatest advantage, they are the -

  • Fastest cosmetic dental procedure
What Are The Considerations For Beautiful Results?

The first and most important consideration in treatment with porcelain veneers is managing your expectations.

Ninety percent of the treatment process is planning and preparation. The doctors do digital or physical mockups to help you envision your results.

Their in-house laboratory is a great asset in creating...

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