Gummy Smile Correction
The most attractive smiles have a balanced look that reveals your teeth and minimal gum tissue. A smile that shows too much gum tissue or teeth that appear to be overwhelmed by gums is called a gummy smile. While gummy smiles are generally not considered a dental health problem, they can affect your self-image and confidence. Our Beverly Hills gummy smile correction expert can help.
Our expert in gummy smile correction in Beverly Hills will begin by evaluating your smile and diagnosing the underlying cause. Several factors can play a role in the development of a gummy smile. In some cases, teeth erupt abnormally, and this can leave them looking short or covered up by excessive gum tissue. In other cases, the upper jaw may have developed abnormally, which leads to a protrusion of gummy tissue. A gummy smile may also be associated with hyperactive lip muscles that pull back too far when you smile.
Gummy Smile Correction Beverly Hills
Once we determine the cause of your gummy smile, we will make treatment recommendations that help you get the smile that you want. Our Beverly Hills gummy smile correction expert will consider your facial and lip muscles, the shape and size of your lips and the shape and size of your teeth when creating your treatment plan. We will work to create a smile that is balanced and beautiful with contours that flatter your entire face.
Several treatment options are available, including gum contouring. Our expert in gummy smile correction in Beverly Hills will use a procedure called crown lengthening to remove excess tissues and reveal more of the teeth. Hyperactive lip muscles can be treated through Botox injections or surgical treatments. Orthodontic treatments may be necessary for some patients to achieve their optimal smile, and some patients may need more extensive treatments such as maxillofacial surgery to correct serious underlying problems.
A gummy smile does not have to leave you feeling self-conscious about smiling. If you are ready to stop hiding your beautiful smile, we can help. Contact our office today to learn more about your options or to schedule an appointment with our Beverly Hills periodontist.