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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


Gingival Recontouring – What Is It?

You may wonder at times if there is anything you can do to improve the shape of your teeth. Perhaps you feel your teeth look uneven or too short when you smile. Cosmetic dental procedures can make an incredible difference in the way you teeth look. But did you know that you can change the shape of your gums to enhance your smile?

How It’s Done

Gingival recontouring is the surgical alteration of your gum line to ensure the gum tissue is evenly distributed to give you a natural, healthy smile. This procedure can minimally treat one tooth or it can involve an entire section of your mouth. Using the least invasive surgical techniques possible, our doctor will carefully trim away excess gum tissue to even out your smile. Depending on the extent of the surgery, complete healing may take a few days to a few weeks, but you will notice the change right away!

 The Benefits of Gingival Recontouring

Evening out your gum line is an instant and usually a permanent way to change the shape of your natural teeth. It might be easier in your case to make your teeth appear longer by reshaping the gums rather than by affixing crowns. But gingival recontouring can even be done in conjunction with other dental cosmetic procedures such as if you are interested in having veneers placed or if a crown is necessary. Gingival recontouring helps to fill in black triangles of empty space between your teeth, giving you a healthy and youthful smile.

Some gingival recontouring could make all the difference in your smile makeover. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to learn more about how reshaping your gums could give you a brand new smile.

Posted on behalf of:
Gwinnett Family Dental Care
3455 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 921-1115

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