Excessive gums, or a gummy smile, can have a dramatic effect on your smile’s overall appearance. When the tissues around your teeth are uneven or cover too much of your tooth structure, it can make your whole smile uneven, even if your teeth are perfectly straight. The good news is that many patients can fix their gummy smiles with cosmetic gum contouring, which involves reshaping your gum line, often with the advantage of laser dental technology.
Though everyone’s smile is unique and the causes for gummy smiles differ, there are several common causes, including;
Gum contouring is the process of carefully and artistically reshaping your gum line to create a straighter, more attractive appearance. In cases of jawbone or other abnormal dental development, further treatment may be necessary to address the underlying problem. However, for many patients, the problem is simply a cosmetic one, and can be fixed quickly and effectively with laser gum contouring.