A gummy smile is the appearance of too much gum tissue covering the front teeth when a person smiles. Excess gum tissue can make it appear as if the front teeth are shorter or smaller. Having a gummy smile is not detrimental to your physical health, but can affect your confidence and therefore mental health.
If you have a gummy smile, there could be a number of reasons. Gummy smiles can be caused by:
Understanding what causes a gummy smile can help in determining what treatment to have to create a normal gum line and a beautiful smile. A dental or cosmetic professional in Ealing can identify if you have any of the causes resulting in a gummy smile. Getting an appropriate diagnosis with treatment recommendation options is advisable. A number of treatment options are available and include:
Facial reconstruction is a cosmetic surgery to correct the form and function of the face, which may involve treating both the lips and gums.
Gum Contouring is the reshaping of the gums using anaesthetic, a scalpel and laser devices to remove the extra gum giving you the gummy smile.
Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin laminates made out of porcelain to fit over and match the colour of your teeth for a natural looking smile, to lengthen the teeth.
These treatments can also be combined with Zoom2! Whitening for a stunning smile, which gives you confidence in both social and business interactions.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
By appointment only.