So Long, Gummy Smile

So Long, Gummy Smile

Smiles are uniquely your own. They are the first thing people get greeted with and the best way to show emotion. Feeling insecure about your smile should never be an option. If you’re embarrassed about your smile, a periodontist can help in improving the appearance of the teeth and gums. In the case of a smile that involves smaller teeth, also known as a gummy smile, your doctor will be able to help you with a procedure of esthetic crown lengthening.

When you are experiencing a gummy smile, your gum line or bone tissue cover a portion of the natural tooth, which makes your teeth appear smaller. There is nothing wrong with a gummier smile, but if it affects your confidence, there are solutions available.

The solution doctors can do is esthetic crown lengthening. This involves adjusting the gum line to make the teeth appear longer. When you undergo this procedure, some of your soft tissue will be removed to create the appearance you are more comfortable with. Esthetic crown lengthening may also take place if you have a damaged tooth that is unable to be restored through a crown. In this case, the gum line can be adjusted to make what is left of the tooth appear to be a natural size and shape.

The benefits that follow the esthetic crown restoration is to bring a patient more confidence.  If you have noticed a lack of self-confidence, crown lengthening may be a good solution for you.

If you’re ready to feel more confident with your smile, contact your doctor for a consultation. During this consultation your doctor will go over your new smile options.

After the procedure, you will be ready to show off your new teeth with a bright, non gummy smile.

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