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Gummy Smile

WHAT CAUSES A GUMMY SMILE AND CAN IT BE FIXED?

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Gummy Smile Treatment Warrnambool

Our smiles are great for making a first impression and giving us the confidence to express our happiness, friendliness, and warmth.

They are a part of our personalities, and because they are so important to us, we want our smiles to look and feel their absolute best.

Our smiles can offer a token of attraction and reassurance. They can boost our confidence, self-esteem, and make us more appealing to the people around us.

If we’re not happy with our smiles in the mirror, we can always consider cosmetic dental treatment to give us a little more to smile about.

What is a Gummy Smile?

When a smile is gummy, it simply means that it is showing too much gum. In most cases, gummy smiles are perfectly normal and healthy, so there is usually nothing to worry about.

However, some people feel that their smiles would look better if they were a little less gummy.

Some reasons for having a gummy smile include:

  • Stronger or more active muscles around the lips. This may cause a bigger or higher smile that reveals more gums
  • Larger or longer upper jawbone
  • Upper lip size
  • Natural eruption of the teeth is lower in the gums
  • Dental erosion (if this is the case, dental treatment is recommended)
  • An excessive but natural amount of gum covering the tooth

An Aesthetic Problem or Something More?

The smile line or aesthetic zone – the teeth that are showing when you are smiling – is determined by many factors, including:

  • The shape and size of your lips
  • Your facial muscles
  • The shape and size of your teeth
  • Your gum tissues

The best smile line appearance should reveal the least amount of gum tissue possible.

The gum tissue visible in the smile line should have balanced and even contours that are in harmony with the upper lip.

Because of this, many people with a gummy smile or excessive gingival display feel their smile to be unattractive, oftentimes feeling reluctant to smile at all.

However, more serious underlying dental conditions could be present.

For example, if you have a gummy smile caused as a result of how the teeth erupted and how the jaw developed, you may also have an uncomfortable or improper bite that could ultimately affect your long-term oral health.

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Treatment Options

An examination will determine which type of treatment options are available to you, and may include:

  • Orthodontics, which could include braces or pin surgery to improve positioning
  • Removing excess gum tissue through a gingivectomy or gum contouring
  • Removing upper jawbone tissue to reshape your smile
  • Botox injections to relax the lip muscles
  • Making worn teeth longer with the help of porcelain veneers or other cosmetic treatment

Gummy Smile Treatment in Warrnambool

Correcting gum issues is a quick and affordable way to improve your smile. Get state-of-the-art gum reshaping and gummy smile treatment at Warrnambool Dental.

Please call us today for more information on the cosmetic smile and dental treatments available at Warrnambool Dental.

Gummy Smile Treatment in Warrnambool

Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.

Dental FAQ’s

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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What is a gummy smile?
Gummy smile or excessive gingival display is a condition in which a significant amount of gum tissue is present when a patient smiles.
What can cause a smile to appear “gummy”?
Gummy smiles can be a result of short teeth with excess gum tissues around them or an upper jaw that is positioned too far forward.
Am I a candidate for gummy smile treatment?
A complete clinical and radiographic exam will need to be done to determine your candidacy for gummy smile treatment.