You know your smile is gummy when you feel the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum display. The other common reasons for a gummy smile are very short upper teeth compared to the gums, longer gums compared to the teeth and shorter upper lips. Reasons for gummy smiles are mostly attributed to genetics. Good news is that gummy smiles can be corrected by your dentist!
To create attractive looking gum contours, surgical sculpting or shaping of the gingival tissues and bones can be recommended. During this process the periodontist removes excess gum tissues and possibly bones to expose more of the tooth’s surface. It can be done on one or more teeth creating an even gum line for a natural looking smile.
Surgeries also include repositioning the upper jaw if it sticks out too much. This process may take up to 2 years to complete as it is a very complicated procedure.
For a perfect smile contact Green Meadow Dental, at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Many people from East Berlin come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. We also service patients from surrounding areas including West Hartford, Glastonsbury and Cromwell.