Is your gummy smile taking attention away from your perfect teeth?
We can balance your gum line to perfection...
The so-called gum-to-tooth ratio is very important to consider when working on perfecting your smile. If you are upset by the fact that you naturally show too much of your gums when you smile, we have a solution: gum contouring.
Smile by Design can cosmetically reshape and contour your gum tissue in order to highlight your teeth and give your smile a cleaner and less gummy appearance.
Also known as "gingival recontouring" and "gum lift", gum contouring is a relatively simple procedure that can have a great impact on your look and confidence.
What causes a "gummy smile"?
The primary cause of an overly gummy smile is genetics, but other factors such as misaligned teeth, a long maxillary alveolar bone, short lips, periodontitis, and protruded teeth can also make gums appear bigger when smiling.
Gum contouring can lengthen the look of your teeth, reduce the size of the gum that shows when you smile, and create a straighter, more symmetrical gum line.