A gummy smile is one of the reasons why people are insecure to show off their pearly whites. When the gum tissues are very visible (around 3 mm of gum tissue), the teeth appear small and lose their aesthetic appeal.
Gummy smiles happen when the upper teeth are overshadowed by the gums. Excessive gingival display happens when the upper jaw bone is larger than the lower part, making the upper lip appear stretched.
Our specialist periodontists at Micris Dental Clinic offers a safe and effective gummy smile treatment using the latest technology. See the dramatic change in your smile that will restore your confidence and self-esteem.
Gummy smile, whether mild or severe, can be caused by several factors such as:
Aesthetics-wise, an ideal smile line only shows minimal gum tissue to make it balanced and in harmony with teeth and the upper lip. However, more than just a cosmetic problem, a gummy smile could be indicative of other dental conditions such as an improper bite or bad jaw development. It is best to consult with any of our specialist periodontists to properly address any gum-related problems.
For treatment of gummy smiles, you must consult with any of our specialist periodontists, among the best dentists in their field. Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal (gum-related) diseases. At Micris Dental Clinic, our specialist periodontists are well-equipped in performing various cosmetic periodontic procedures such as gummy smile treatment and even dental implants.
Gummy smile treatment is not just reduction of your gum tissue. To recreate the smile that suits you best, your periodontist will check the following:
To make an ideal smile line, the edges of your upper teeth must be parallel with your lower lip when you smile. It should not show more than 3 mm of gums between the bottom of your upper lip and top of your tooth.
After your gummy smile treatment, you may feel a bit of discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. This is normal for the first 48 hours. Make sure to follow these tips so you can wear your new smile confidently in no time.
The cost of gummy smile treatment will be determined by your periodontist on the actual day of your consultation. The price will depend on your dental condition and the kind of treatment you will undergo.