Just like tooth imperfections can impact the appearance of your smile, so can the shape of your gums. In some cases, too much gum tissue can show when a person smiles, creating what is referred to as a “gummy smile.” To create a more balanced appearance of gums and teeth, a general dentistry procedure can be completed to reshape or contour the gums. At Creative Dentistry & Medspa, we offer gummy smile correction at our dental center in Sandy Springs, GA.
There is more than one reason a person may show more gums when they smile. Sometimes, it is caused by an upper lip that raises too high when smiling. There are cosmetic treatments to fix lip conditions that result in a gummy smile, usually performed by a plastic surgeon. Other reasons can involve the teeth and gums, which is a cosmetic dental concern. If the gums are too large or not enough tooth length is showing, gummy smile correction can be performed at Creative Dentistry & Medspa.
Gum Reshaping or Contouring
When a gummy smile is caused by too much gum tissue covering the teeth, gum reshaping or contouring can be used to achieve the desired effect. Our talented and skilled cosmetic dentists can use specialized dental tools to reshape or contour the gum tissue and reveal more of the front teeth. This procedure is also called crown lengthening. While it does not make the teeth longer, it does make them appear so by trimming back the excess gum tissue.
With gum contouring, you can achieve a more balanced smile that can appear more attractive. If your gummy smile makes you feel self-conscious, this may be the right cosmetic treatment for you. To learn more about gummy smile correction at Creative Dentistry & Medspa, contact our office in Sandy Springs to schedule an appointment.