How Can I “Fix” a Gummy Smile?
Many people feel that their gums and teeth are out of proportion with each other. A “gummy smile” occurs when excess gum tissue is noticeable when smiling, and this concern can make the affected individual feel self-conscious. At our state-of-the-art practice, our experienced cosmetic dentist’s offer laser gum recontouring, which can reshape the gums and enhance the beauty of the smile.
A gummy smile can occur for a number of reasons, and so the treatment will depend on the cause. In many cases, excess gum tissue covers a larger than normal portion of the tooth’s surface. As a result, teeth appear smaller and more of the gums are visible when a person smiles. One way to address this concern is to lift the gum line. This can be done using traditional techniques or advanced laser gum recontouring. Laser gum reshaping is designed to be a virtually painless experience that allows for less swelling and faster healing than the traditional non-laser approach. During your initial consultation, our skilled dental team will discuss the options with you and develop a customised treatment plan based on your needs and goals.