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Gummy smile: All that you need to know about it

It is said that a smile is the most beautiful gift you can give to the world. So if you feel that your smile is unattractive and your self-esteem is being affected, then the problem needs to be addressed by a cosmetic dentist.

Components of a beautiful smile are not just beautiful teeth but also lips, jaws, and gums. In a medical condition called excessive gingival display, the proportions of the teeth, gum tissues, and upper jaw are not in harmony with each other and compromise the beauty of your smile. In general terms, this condition is called a gummy smile and is associated with poor oral health. Luckily, it can be cured with the medical attention of a dentist. Gum treatment in Pune is often known for its best results in treating a gummy smile. 

What does a gummy smile look like

A gummy smile is fairly common and is generally identified when your smile exposes too much gum above the top row of teeth. It makes your upper teeth appear overshadowed by excessive gum tissue. Most dentists consider more than two millimeters of exposed gumline disproportionate and diagnose it to be a gummy smile. 

What causes a gummy smile

Various factors can cause a gummy smile. Some of these are differences in the growth of your teeth, hyperactive lip muscle, lip differences  (when the upper lip is on the shorter side), Gingival Hypertrophy (Long or large gums), etc. In addition, sometimes, side effects of medications also result in enlarged gums, which cause a gummy smile. 

How to fix a gummy smile 

To reduce the appearance of a gummy smile, the following techniques are available:

Orthodontic treatment – It is carried by an orthodontist who uses orthodontic instruments to move the teeth upward.

Crown lengthening surgery – In this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more natural teeth. 

Lip repositioning surgery– This involves removing a small strip of tissue from the inside of the upper lip. The exposed area is seamed into a new, lower position.

Gingivectomy – This is a gum lifting procedure and is similar to crown lengthening surgery. The excess gum tissue is removed by surgery to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth. 

Botox –  It helps to fix a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles of your upper lip. Its results become apparent after four to five days of treatment and are significant till four to five months, after which the effect starts to wear off. You can opt for botox injections multiple times for as long as you want.

Other treatments for fixing a gummy smile are laser gum contouring, veneers or crowns, etc.

Creative Dental is one of the most renowned names for gum treatment in Pune. Our team of dental experts works on the aesthetics of the patient’s smile and always comes up with great results.  We provide the best gummy smile treatment in Pune. So if you are reluctant to smile, laugh, or even talk, reach out to us to boost your self-confidence and be happy with your smile.

 

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