Gummy Smile

Generally a smile shows eight to ten upper teeth, with almost no gum showing above them. Sometimes the Gum is raised making the teeth look longer, and giving the appearance of a gummy smile.

Solutions: Our artistic and trained cosmetic dentist can provide solutions for people with a gummy smile. For example, a gum lift, also known as gum sculpting or gingival contouring may be an immediate solution for this problem. Gum contouring uses a laser to remove excess gum tissue, which allows for more teeth to show and a more even gum line. This procedure is usually quick and performed with minimal discomfort.