Are you self-conscious when you smile because just as much of your gums show as your teeth?
It is possible to get a more balanced smile without revealing too much of your gums. Our Philadelphia dental patients love the laser gum lift, performed at our Dentistry for Life office in Center City, because it dramatically and immediately upgrades the appearance of their smile.
Through a gummy smile lift, your gum line is reshaped to reveal more tooth than gum. This recontouring process is done using a sophisticated dental laser that promises precision and accuracy while removing excess gum tissue and exposing additional tooth enamel. The laser gum lift is a minimally invasive procedure that quickly changes the appearance of your smile. Local anesthesia is usually recommended for patient comfort.
People who have gummy smiles typically have them through no fault of their own. DNA is usually responsible for a gum-heavy smile, though there are other potential causes of smiles that show too much of the gum line – known as excessive gingival display – including:
In most cases, there is nothing wrong with a gummy smile. A disproportionate amount of gum to tooth enamel is considered an endearing characteristic by some, just like a gap between the front teeth. Generally, a smile that is gum-heavy is an aesthetic issue that is only problematic if a person is self-conscious or embarrassed about how they look.
Gum recontouring is not right for every patient, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fix for your gummy smile. In fact, you may be happier to opt for a different procedure than a laser gum lift. We take into consideration your entire smile – from teeth to lips to cheeks to jawline – face shape, and oral health to make recommendations about the best cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry options for your smile makeover.
Contact our office in the Medical Arts Building in Center City to schedule your appointment and talk about the best solutions for your gummy smile or other cosmetic issues. We are proud to create new smiles for our patients every day, and we will find the right solutions to give you a smile that makes you feel confident, attractive, and happy.
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Our office is located at 1601 Walnut Street #1217 in Philadelphia. We offer appointments seven days a week to make dental care convenient for you and your schedule: