Do you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length. While for most people smiling is an expression of happiness, do you feel self-conscious while smiling as your gums stand out more? In an ideal smile ,the upper lip sits just at or above the top of the teeth with about eight to ten upper teeth showing.The general rule is that one to two millimeter of gum exposure with a maximal smile is aesthetically acceptable.
SO WHAT IS A GUMMY SMILE?
Anyone who shows a significant amount of their upper gums when they smile maybe considered to have this condition, which creates an unbalanced look, emphasizing gums over teeth. Excess gum tissue or an upper lip that lifts considerably when a person smiles are the main causes for a gummy smile appearance. Gummy smiles can also be caused by attrition (teeth have been severely worn down), altered passive eruption of teeth, irritation from braces, mouth breathing habit or medications causing gum overgrowth.
A gummy smile is more than a cosmetic problem ,wherein it can make you self-conscious and cause you to cover up your true emotions!!!
However, it could be corrected by absolutely pain free treatment procedures at
GUMS N SMILES DENTAL CENTRE.
A gum re-contouring procedure can be used to reveal more of your front teeth. Gingivectomy / ginigivoplasty is where the gum tissue is surgically excised. This procedure that sculpts your gum line can be painlessly done using lasers also.At times the underlying bone can also be contoured if required. After a very comfortable pain free healing period, laminates or veneers can be done to alter the mal aligned or misshapen teeth and restore not only your smile but your self confidence back!!
The other procedure is a lip lowering procedure.The lip lowering technique modifies the area where the upper lip and the gum tissue conjoin. Using a minor periodontal surgical procedure, the upper high lip line is just repositioned or lowered. The outcome is surely very dramatic and rewarding of course!!
The other non-surgical approach to this is to go the “BOTOX WAY” This simple procedure is where small amount of BOTOX is injected on each side of your lip.This weakens the hyperactive muscles and reduce the elevation of your upper lip, thereby reducing your inhibiting gummy smile.Your new smile will last for about four to six months helping you make up for the time you lost trying to hide your smile!!
So from a little invasive procedure to a non- invasive procedure, lasers to botox, GUMS N SMILES offers you an array of absolute pain free treatment options for your gummy smile!!!!