Some individuals' feel they show too much gum tissue or their gums are too prominent when they smile. Due to some definite cause more of their gum is visible while smiling and this can make them having inhibited smile or they smile less often.
Many people are not aware that there are options for correcting or altering the appearance of an excessively gummy smile. If a gummy smile is affecting your personal and social life, it could be right time to consult a gum specialist. There are so many things that can be done to correct your gummy smile.
First, your dentist will need to determine exactly why your smile looks gummy because understanding the cause always directs us towards the best solution. When we evaluate your gummy smile we evaluate.
· The amount of gum tissue display
· The size and shape of the teeth
· The length and the degree of movement of the upper lip while speaking and smiling.
· The vertical position of the upper jaw and teeth in relationship to the skull
Based on evaluation the treatment can be a either or combination of several procedures like:
· Crown lengthening
· Orthognathic surgeries