Options to fix a Gummy Smile
A gum lift or gum contouring procedure involves gently removing excess gum tissue by contouring and shaping the “gummy” section of your smile.
Using a diode laser, one of our skilled Dentists will gently sculpt the gum level, removing excess gum and reshaping your smile. This procedure is fast and painless!
When too much gum tissue grows down and starts to cover the teeth, the smile appearance can become too gummy and the teeth appear smaller. This often happens while wearing braces, because of hormone changes, or as a side effect of medication.
Your smile is made up of more than just teeth. All the aspects of a smile should be in balance and harmony for the smile to be at its best. One of the most overlooked and misunderstood part of the smile is the gums. At Atlanta Dental Spa, we recognize that if the gums grow too far down or if they’re uneven, your smile is not going to be as good as it can be.
Through this simple diode laser procedure we can even out the gums and get them in better harmony and make your smile perfect. We can create a much better balance with your smile using this option. It's very conservative and easy, and we do it as part of all of our smile designs.
What are the Steps Involved in a Gum Lift Procedure?
Using a gentle diode laser, the dentist will sculpt the gum level to remove the gummy part and reshape the smile. The result is a much bigger, whiter, and more gorgeous smile. This procedure is also very often used in combination with a smile makeover using porcelain veneers
. The gum lift helps to ensure symmetry and smoothness to the overall smile result.
? Are There Limitations To A Gum Lift Or Contouring?
The limitations in a gum lift procedure have to do with just how much sculpting we can do with our laser. There is a certain amount of gum tissue needed around your teeth in order to have a healthy tooth-gum balance. This measurement is called the biologic width. If you have a gummy smile that can not be improved with the laser alone, there are other options available.
The best way to find out if we can fix your gummy smile is to schedule a consultation appointment with our team. At this appointment we will take digital photos and review them with you. We will also make measurements of your gums to find out how we can best achieve the results you desire. Some of our most dramatic and beautiful smile results are accomplished with this simple, conservative and gentle procedure. Our experience leading-edge cosmetic procedures has helped Atlanta Dental Spa win many awards and earn national recognition for cosmetic excellence.
Gummy Smile solutions using Botox
Treat A Gummy Smile with Botox
Atlanta Dental Spa also offers Botox to minimize a gummy smile
. In many cases, a gummy smile is caused from the muscle activity of the smile muscles lifting too much in relation to the gum line. Using Botox causes this muscle activity to decrease slightly. Using just 2 small injections (1 on either side of the nostrils), the muscle activity can be reduced and less of your gums will appear in your smile. Botox effects last around 4-6 months.