If You Have a Gummy Smile, Dental Veneers and Crown Lengthening Can Help
GUMMY SMILES OCCUR FOR MANY REASONS
The ideal position for the upper lip when you smile is generally considered to just rest level where you gums meet your two front teeth. There are several ways Wilshire Smile Studio can help, sometimes combining multiple procedures.
HOW VENEERS CAN HELP
Of course, the shade veneers are given by the dental laboratory that crafts them needs to match the shade of teeth without them that will show when you fully smile. Or you can select a whiter shade if the teeth which will not have veneers attached are whitened in advance to that shade.
The other way to create a smile that is less gummy is to surgically remove some of the gum, known as crown lengthening, especially when the teeth are short. A gummy smile can also be reduced by suturing the lip to the gums, limiting movement. Either of these surgeries is usually minor and done with local anesthesia by either our periodontist or oral surgeon.
If you feel your smile isn’t perfect, call Wilshire Smile Studio to set an appointment for an evaluation and discussion about your best options.