Many individuals suffer from showing excessive or uneven amounts of gum tissue when they smile. This condition can greatly detract from having an otherwise great looking smile. With the technology available today, a “gummy smile” is no longer an obstacle for achieving an outstanding and aesthetic new look.
Gums that are too high and make your teeth appear long are often caused by gum recession, a condition in which gum tissue pulls back from a tooth and exposes the tooth’s root. This can often be treated using cosmetic micro-surgical techniques to graft or augment the gum tissues in the defective area to bring the gumline close to its original level.
GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION
A smile is considered a ‘gummy smile’ if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen as a person smiles. Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious when smiling. Fortunately, these smiles can be corrected with gum shaping or contouring surgery which is often performed with a laser.
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