gummy smile reductionn

Gummy smile is when your smile reveals more of your gums than you’d like. In clinical terms, it’s called excessive gingival display. 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.

Treatment

Most common treatment is a gum lift procedure, which involves gently removing of excess gum tissue as well as contouring and shaping the “gummy” section of your smile. The limitations in a gum lift procedure have to do with just how much sculpting we can do according to the current individual condition.  There is a certain amount of gum tissue needed around your teeth in order to have a healthy tooth-gum balance.