Gummy Smile

Make your gummy smile a thing of the past
Why do I show so much of my gum line when I smile?

The appearance of a smile has a lot to do with perception and aesthetics. Most patients book a consultation or seek advise about gummy smiles because of the way they look and the insecurities they’ve faced because of it throughout their lives. Insecurities- although a valid reason to change the look of your teeth, aren’t necessarily the only problems associated with a Gummy smile.

Other reasons you may have a gummy smile:

  • Excessive displays of gum tissue in the upper jaw can result in abnormal eruption of the teeth. Teeth covered by excessive gum tissue may seem short however they may actually be the proper size.
  • The muscle that controls the upper lip may be hyperactive – so when you smile it exposes more gum than it should.
  • The growth of your upper jaw (it may have uncontrollably developed excess gum).

 

How can I fix my smile?

There are a number of ways to fix excessive gum exposure. There is an option to get cosmetic gum surgery (treatment with a specialist) or there are less invasive options, such as the following:

Porcelain Veneers:

Veneers are made out of porcelain, a strong and resilient material, which conveniently replicate the colour, shape and overall look of perfect, healthy teeth. You can receive various types of Veneers and Crowns. Vaneers are commonly used for aesthetic purposes; such as fixing mildly discoloured teeth, gummy smiles, teeth that are short in length or need re-shaping – anything from a naturalistic colour to that famous “Hollywood Smile”. Veneers are uniquely designed and tailored to achieve your desired result.

Veneers and Crowns are an ideal solution for correcting a gummy smile. By lengthening the back teeth with crowns and adjusting the front teeth with Veneers, the gum to tooth ratio appears more proportioned.

Vaneers are require subtle trimming to each tooth, therefore they are permanent solutions! Veneers are long-last but will require touch-ups and replacements further down the line.

Anti Wrinkle Injections

These Injections are used in the cosmetic industry as muscle relaxers. They will relax your lips so that when you smile the movement in your upper lip will be less intense.

Anti-Wrinkle injections are given through a series of near-painless needle insertions on the surface of the effected area. A serum is injected into the muscles underneath the skin, this process relaxes the muscles and smoothes the skin. This treatment is completely safe, Anti-Wrinkle Injections last anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the individual patient and the area that has been treated. Around 80% of patients who have this treatment on a regular basis find that because of the consistent muscle relaxation, they only require repeated treatments every 6-12 months.

Other Teeth Concerns

Discoloured Teeth

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Crooked, Crowded Smile

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Spaced, Gappy Teeth

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Cracked, Chipped Teeth

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