Gummy Smile

Have a Gummy Smile ?

Are you bothered by a gummy smile? Excessive gum and short teeth can often be corrected by a cosmetic gum lift. The procedure involves gently adjusting the gum line around the teeth. This delicate and precise surgery can result in a much fuller smile and reduce that ‘gummy smile’ appearance. A gummy smile is when a

person smiles, excessive gum shows which makes the smile look

disproportionate. It can make the teeth look small and cause people to

feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles.

Just like fashion and pop culture, beauty has its own trends. What was considered to be beautiful 20 years ago may be considered to be old-fashioned and outdated now.

A gum lift can recontour your gums and completely change the appearance of your smile. This can often create a dramatic difference in the look of your smile.

Your smile is no exception. Crown-lengthening has been around for decades and was originally used to treat gum disease. More recently specially trained dentists have added gum lifts to their list of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures.

The procedure, also known as a crown lengthening, involves reshaping, and even removing, some excess gum tissue in order to make smiles more attractive. By evening up the gum line symmetry, smiles look better and provide patients with greater confidence.

Ideally, the gums should appear even and smooth, and should act as a frame

to complement a person’s smile, rather than as a distraction from it. Your

smile is made up of lips, teeth and gums, and they should all be in

harmony. This means that during cosmetic procedures we often need to

correct the level of the gum. This requires a painless laser treatment

that can transform swollen gums, re-contour uneven gums and give you a

uniform style without sutures or bleeding.


In some rare situations I’ve needed to resort to more traditional surgical approaches to achieve the look we are after but most are a simple procedure involving one or  more teeth to optimise the overall impact of people’s smiles. It can sometimes mean the difference between average or amazing. The great advantage of laser lies in the lack of pain and rapid healing.


If excess or uneven gum lines has bothered you please call  488-9050 for a complimentary consultation to see if a gum lift will work for you.


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