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Treating Your Gummy Grin

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. When you grin, are you showing more gum than you’d like? Do you try to hide your smile because you’re embarrassed? You don’t have to cover that smile up any longer! There are several options to get rid of that gummy grin and give you a brilliant, confident smile.

  • Botox: It’s not just for wrinkles! Botox can relax your over-developed upper lip muscle to prevent it from exposing so much gum when you smile. Your lip will still move naturally and appear normal, but your smile won’t be gummy and you can enjoy the beautiful results for 4 to 9 months.
  • Myotomy: Permanently relax the upper lip muscle to create a smile that doesn’t show off your gums. A small incision is made inside the mouth, under local anesthesia, to surgically weaken the muscle, while maintaining natural lip movement.
  • Gingival Recontouring: Do you may have too much gum tissue? There are two procedures, that surgically sculpt your gums to correct the imbalance. Gingivectomy is a procedure that removes excess gum to reveal healthy, hidden teeth. Gingivoplasty contours and corrects the appearance of the gum around your teeth. The result is a grin that showcases your teeth and not your gums.
  • Veneers or Crowns: If your teeth are too small, your gums may be the most noticeable thing about your smile. To correct the appearance of small teeth, veneers or crowns can be applied to cosmetically increase the surface of your teeth, restoring an aesthetic balance between your teeth and gums.

Talk To Your Dentist

If your gummy grin is making you feel self-conscious, visit your dentist and find out which option is best to give you a smile you won’t hide!

Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 666-3642

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