Shafter, CA – Are you unhappy with your gummy smile?
A smile is more than just the shape, size, and color of your teeth.
When your gums show a little too much, even if your teeth are otherwise perfect, it can throw your entire smile off.
Luckily, there are a number of solutions for you to consider.
With one or more of the following treatments, your gums will be hidden behind your lips where they belong, and you’ll find yourself smiling much more often.
What Causes a Gummy Smile?
A smile is said to be ‘gummy’ when it shows more than an eighth of an inch of gum tissue.
This can be caused by the following issues:
- Length and movement of your upper lip
- Position of your upper jaw
- Size and shape of your teeth
For proper aesthetics, you want your teeth, gums and jaw to work in perfect harmony.
When that doesn’t happen naturally, I can offer you a variety of smile-altering techniques.
Gum Lifts/Crown Lengthening
A gum lift or crown lengthening procedure is a type of periodontal plastic surgery that is designed to correct the issue of excess gum tissue obscuring the crowns of your teeth.
The technique can also be used if you have uneven gums, which can make your teeth look slanted, short or fat.
During this procedure, I utilize Diode laser technology to reshape the extra gum tissue to expose the full crown length of your teeth.
This method is painless, requires no sutures (stitches), and no down time as the procedure will leave you with healthy looking gums almost immediately.
Orthodontics or Instant Orthodontics
Excessive tooth wear can shorten your teeth, causing what is known as compensatory eruption.
This is where your teeth erupt and move toward the opposing teeth to compensate for the wear. The more this happens, the gummier your smile will appear.
Orthodontics can correct your teeth by pushing the affected teeth back into the correct position.
If you don’t want to wait the compulsory 2+ years to fix your smile that traditional orthodontics requires, you can opt for Instant Orthodontics.
Your smile could be straightened and your teeth length restored in record time to restore balance to your smile (and the rest of your face).
In some cases, orthodontics will be combined with restorations like bonding or veneers to achieve a stellar smile that looks as though it were made by nature (the secret will be all yours).
Creative Smile Design
When you have a gummy smile combined with other dental issues like discolored, misshapen or crooked teeth, Creative Smile Design can give you the teeth, gum and overall smile makeover you desire.
By taking into account your facial proportions, complexion, hair and eye color, and even your gender, I combine aesthetics and function to achieve a look that can only be described as lasting natural beauty.
Depending on the changes you’re going for – subtle or dramatic – I and my team devote uncompromising attention to detail to your issues in order to create a smile design that is uniquely yours.
If you are unhappy with your gummy smile and wish you could change it, there is no better time than right now to take action. Schedule a consultation appointment today so we can sit down together to consider your options.
After all…. You Can Change Your Life With A Smile!
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