Gummy Smiles

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About Gummy Smiles

Treating a gummy smile does not mean extensive surgery and a great deal of pain; in fact, it’s one of the easiest dental flaws to fix.

Excessive gingival display is characterized by the upper teeth appearing too short compared to the amount of gingival tissue displayed when they smile. In fact, many people have teeth that are simply too short for their gums, creating what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.” Gum contouring can fix a gummy smile by removing extra gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth.

 

Gum contouring generates a more balanced smile with an even gum line. When your gums are well-contoured, they look healthy, giving you a more attractive smile. Using a diode laser, Dr. Williams can accurately sculpt your gum line, crafting the right fraction between the gum tissue and tooth surface.