Gummy Smile Correction
Healthy and beautiful teeth are vital for an attractive smile, but what if you have overexposed gums? This condition can make many people feel self-conscious. Our dentist in Glendale specializes in helping patients correct their gummy smiles, giving them the confidence they need to smile proudly.
A smile is usually considered “gummy” when 4 millimeters of gum tissue shows. If you think that you may have a gummy smile, it’s a good idea to try to find out what may be causing this. Our dentist, Dr. Leo Aghajanian, can help you find this answer and also address dental treatment options to give you the smile of your dreams.
Common causes of a gummy smile include:
- Inadequate tooth length
- Positioning of jaw and/or teeth
- Short upper lip
There are various treatment options that can be applied in order to correct a gummy smile. One procedure comprises of lip repositioning, which is often referred to as a “gummy tuck.” This is perfect for patients who have an issue with their smile due to the position of their lip. The other procedure used is Crown Lengthening, which involves the lifting of the gum line for a fuller smile. The treatment method that is best for you depends on your specific case, but rest assured that our Glendale dentist will find the right solution for you.
To find out more about how we can help you treat your gummy smile or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today! Our dental staff is always willing and ready to answer your questions or schedule your visit.
We look forward to seeing you!