While some may find your gummy smile endearing chances are that you’re not quite so thrilled with it. A gummy smile is one that shows quite a bit of the gums. This is usually due to smaller teeth. For some it’s just a little bit more gum tissue showing than they would like while for others there can be significantly more gum visible so that the teeth look even smaller by comparison. There was a time when nothing could be done about a gummy smile, but that’s no longer the case thanks to cosmetic surgery. Now even the more severe cases of gummy smile can be corrected to look as even as you’ve always wished it could.
The most common way to treat a gummy smile is with the use of laser dentistry. With the laser the dentist is able to reduce the amount of gum tissue covering the teeth. This shows more of the teeth and less of the gum offering an instant improvement. The use of veneers combined with laser gum surgery has also made many a gummy smile gorgeous and full. Veneers can add length and width to smaller teeth so that a smile is fuller and more even. This not only changes the way your smile looks as far as your teeth go but your mouth and face overall.
You’d be amazed at the things that we can do with a smile these days. Give us a call and arrange a consultation and see for yourself how gorgeous your smile can be.