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Gum tissue can overwhelm your smile.
An artistic and trained cosmetic dentist has quick solutions.
Description: Generally a smile shows eight to ten upper teeth, with almost no gum showing above them. Certain pathologic and physiologic conditions, however, may cause some individuals’ smiles to expose a great deal of gum above the upper front teeth, making them look shorter, and giving the appearance of a gummy smile. Much like the cuticles on your fingernail, the gums can cover your tooth structure, making your teeth appear short and fat instead of their natural shape.
Solutions: An artistic and trained cosmetic dentist can provide solutions for people with a gummy smile. For example, a gum lift, also known as gum sculpting or gingival contouring may be an immediate solution for this problem. Gum contouring uses a laser to remove excess gum tissue, which allows for more teeth to show and a more even gum line. This procedure is usually quick and performed with minimal discomfort.
We use a variety of techniques and materials to enhance the smiles of our patients—porcelain veneers, Invisalign, whitening, bonding. Our gallery has before-and-after photographs of all of these types of cases. We invite you to view our work.