Treatment Of Gummy Smiles
Gum depigmentation is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to treat dark unsightly gums.
A pleasing smile is a delicate balance between the display of teeth and gums. There is a great deal of individual variation that gives every smile its own character. However a gummy smile can have a negative effect on the aesthetics of your smile.
- It can cause you to not smile or socialise with confidence. Sometimes the gums are also exposed even when you are not smiling.
- Your teeth are not small, but they look small because when you smile there is an imbalance between the gums and upper lip. The ratio of lips – to gums – and teeth is not
- An excessive display of gum tissue in your upper jaw can result from the abnormal eruption of your teeth. Gum tissue visible in the smile line should have balanced and even contours that are in harmony with the upper lip.
Fortunately your gummy smile can easily be corrected through various treatment options.
Your Dentist will first determine the extent of the excessive gum display and any possible causes.
A “crown lengthening” procedure can be performed to correct the appearance of a gummy smile. The Dentist will increase the surface of your teeth by correcting the gum tissue. This procedure can help improve the appearance of the gum tissue around the teeth by removing excess gum tissue, in order to expose more of the tooth’s surface.
The benefits are increased; comfort and confidence when smiling, eating and speaking, as well as improved gum health. When the teeth are too small compared to the gums, the Dentist follows the gum surgery to increase the surface of your teeth by attaching crowns.
A consultation with your Dentist will determine the cause of the problem and provide potential treatment options.