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Solutions for a Gummy Smile or Uneven Gum Line
Looking for solutions for your gummy smile or uneven gum line? Good for you! When there is something about your smile that you do not like, today’s modern advances in dentistry allow you to make some changes. Life is simply too short for you to feel anything other than super confident when smiling, and now you have the power to make your smile look like you want it to look. Your first step towards creating your new smile is making an appointment with an experienced dentist for an initial consultation.
Causes of a gummy smile
What is it that can cause someone to have a smile that shows too much of their gums? Gummy smiles are often caused by short teeth, small teeth, a short upper lip, an overgrown upper jaw bone and gums that are enlarged or are too long. All of the causes are directly related to the way the teeth, lips, jaws and gums are all in proportion together, which is based completely on genetics.
Solutions for a gummy smile or uneven gum line
The following is a list of solutions available for those who are living with a gummy smile.
#1 – Braces
Braces can be used to fix the gum line if minimal adjustments need to be made, as the braces will be used to move the teeth back into their correct position, making it so that less of the gums are showing.
#2 – Gingivectomy
An experienced periodontist can perform a gingivectomy, which allows them to remove excess gum tissue that makes for a gummy smile. This procedure can also be used to correct an uneven gum line.
#3 – Veneers or Crowns
Dental veneers and dental crowns can both be used to change the shape of the teeth, which allows for a better ratio that makes the gums look smaller.
#4 – Crown Lengthening Surgery
Crown lengthening surgery requires some of the gum tissue to be removed in order to expose more of the tooth.
#5 – Laser Gum Contouring Surgery
Gum contouring procedures that use lasers to correct an uneven gum line are becoming more popular due to the fact that more people are looking for noninvasive dental procedures.
Ready to make an appointment?
Are you ready to make an appointment to fix your gummy smile? Now that you know what some of the solutions are for fixing a smile that shows too much gum, your next step is making an appointment with one of our experienced dentists so you can understand which solution is going to work ideally for you. We understand that you are busy, which can make it difficult for you to find the time to come in and see us. So please let us know what a convenient time for you to come in is so we can get you scheduled in at that particular time. Hope to hear from you soon!
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