Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
How To Fix A Gummy Smile
A common insecurity you may face about your appearance is the size of your gums. When you worry about the amount of your gum that is exposed when you smile, it makes you feel embarrassed and self-conscious about the way you look when you express joy.
This puts a damper on your mood and takes the sparkle out of your shine. With gummy smile treatments like laser gum lift and crown lengthening, you will get back to beaming with delight to experience your happiness the way you deserve.
The specialists at Buckhead Cosmetic and Family Dentistry provide all-inclusive care tailored to your needs to create a beautiful smile that is made just for you.
What is a Gummy Smile?
When you have a gummy smile, a bigger than average potion of your gum tissue is exposed, which disrupts the symmetry of your facial features. While there are many different causes that create the conditions for a gummy smile, the most typical is the presence of extra gingiva. When this happens, your teeth are the correct size, but they are being covered by a larger amount of gum tissue.
Gummy smiles are considered to be more of an aesthetic issue than a functional one. They can be caused by several factors including your skeletal proportions, facial muscles, amount of gum tissue and shape and size of your lips and teeth. However, there are certain circumstances where they are indicative of medical conditions including gingival hyperplasia and orthodontic disharmony.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the origin of your gummy smile.
Schedule a Consultation
During your consultation, we conduct a routine examination of your teeth and take digital x-rays of your mouth to make a diagnosis regarding your smile. Depending on your specific circumstances and desired outcomes, we will suggest a laser gum lift or crown lengthening treatment to correct your smile.
Treating Your Smile
If your gummy smile is the result of excess gum tissue, we will advise you to get laser gum surgery. During this procedure, we lift your gums and remove a portion of them so that we can set your gumline higher up in your mouth, giving you a more balanced smile.
In situations where you have an extreme amount of gum tissue, we will recommend crown lengthening. For this procedure, we sculpt specific areas of your teeth along with removing your gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface. Once this is done, you will have the sparkling and symmetrical smile you have always wanted.
The Advantages of Correcting Your Gummy Smile
You’ll enjoy many benefits from this treatment. Every patient enjoys cosmetic improvements as your new and improved grin will look much better than before. Restoring your self-esteem will go hand-in-hand with the many dental health and physical benefits that come with this treatment. Get ready to live a fuller life with a beautiful smile!
Work with the Specialists at Buckhead Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Today
Dr. Bahar Nia’s extensive knowledge of cosmetic dentistry and innovative technology will provide you with the care you need to correct your gummy smile. And once you get back to living your best life, you will feel more confident than ever before.
The specialists at Buckhead Cosmetic and Family Dentistry work restore your healthy smile and sense of self so that you can have a better and brighter future.
You deserve a smile you’re proud and happy to show off. To schedule your Atlanta cosmetic dentistry appointment today, give us a call to start your journey to a new and beautiful smile.