What is a Gummy Smile and How Are They Treated?

A gummy smile is a cosmetic dental issue that is corrected easily and effectively with gum contouring treatment. A gummy smile is not something that threatens oral or general health or causes you to experience any painful symptoms. However, it can affect your confidence and many people who have a gummy smile feel self-conscious when they talk or show their teeth to other people.

A gummy smile is the name given to the appearance of the smile when there is a large amount of gum tissue covering the teeth. It often means that the teeth look short and small. As your smile is one of your most noticeable features, it’s understandable that you would feel uncomfortable when it is in the limelight and seek ways to make it look more attractive. With gum contouring treatment, we can help to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile and ensure that you don’t want to hide away in the future.

What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, is a technique used to balance the aesthetic of the smile by decreasing the amount of gum tissue that can be seen when you smile and shaping the gums to create a more attractive look. This procedure involves taking away extremely small pieces of the gum tissue to expose more of the tooth crown. The teeth look longer and larger and the overall look of the smile is greatly improved.

If you have uneven gums or you dislike the appearance of your smile, we can help. Call today to book an appointment and see how we could transform your gummy smile and boost your confidence.