Are you worried about your “gummy” smile? Is it taking your confidence away? If your answer is yes, teeth surgeries may help you take that embarrassment away!
Gummy smiles can be caused by crooked teeth, a problem with how the jaw grows, a bad bite, muscle problems, an overactive upper lip, etc. In cases like this, the key is to provide the proper dental care and treatment to fix the problem and make your smile less gummy!
Here at Vida Bella Aesthetics, our team of experts is ready to help you achieve a confident and beautiful smile. Our latest and state-of-the-art technology combines a system that can reduce the ‘gumminess’ of smiles. If you’re interested, continue reading this post.
The “Gummy” Smile
A “gummy smile” shows too much of your gum line, making many people feel embarrassed or insecure. Gummy smiles also called “excessive gingival display” can be caused by several mouth problems, such as a problem with how your jaw grows, a bad bite, or an overactive or too short upper lip.
But don’t worry! We have solutions. Whether you just want to make it look better or deal with the underlying problems. You can find information about a wide range of treatment options, from non-surgical procedures like braces or crowns to surgical procedures like a gingivectomy or lip repositioning surgery.
Let’s dive in and see the best way to fix your gummy smile and get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Fixing Gummy Smiles Without Surgery
If you think that there is no way to fix your “gummy smile” without having surgery, you’re wrong. With the latest modern technology, you can improve your “gummy smile” with no surgery. Yes, non-invasive surgery doesn’t only apply to cosmetic ones but also to dental methods! Here are ways to fix your problem.
Crowns or Veneers
If your gummy smile isn’t caused by any significant problems with your teeth, veneers or crowns can help. Putting a veneer or crown on your teeth is a purely cosmetic treatment, so if your gummy smile is caused by an underlying problem, this won’t help with any pain or discomfort that comes from that problem.
For this type of treatment, your dentist or orthodontist will put veneers or crowns on your teeth to make them look longer and more extensive. This will make your teeth look closer to the same size as your gums. This is a pretty non-invasive way to make your gummy smile look better.
Laser Gum Contouring
Laser gum contouring is like a gingivectomy, but instead of a scalpel, a laser is used to shape the gums and move the gum line back. This procedure is similar to a traditional gingivectomy. It is minimally invasive and changes the shape of the gum line.
However, unlike a traditional gingivectomy, this procedure is usually done for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons and not because it is medically necessary. Most of the time, laser gum contouring does remove more gum tissue than a traditional gingivectomy, but how much gum tissue is removed depends on the shape of your mouth and gums.
You will have a local anesthetic for laser gum contouring and a traditional gingivectomy. You will probably feel pain after either of these procedures, but the pain will depend on how much of your gum needs to be removed. When you talk to your dentist or orthodontist about your procedure options, they will give you more detailed instructions.
If your gummy smile is because of your jaw or a bad bite, orthodontic treatment might be a good choice. By taking care of these underlying problems, you can fix both the pain and discomfort caused by these conditions and how your smile looks.
If your teeth are straight when you smile, your gums may show less, which will make your gummy smile look better. Make sure to consult with your dentist or orthodontist about whether or not you need orthodontic treatment to fix your gummy smile.
Believe it or not, Botox can be a solution! In this procedure, your lip is moved down to cover more of your gums and make your smile look better. This minimally invasive procedure can make your smile look better and get rid of your gummy smile.
Botox can also help if your upper lip moves too much. When you put Botox into your upper lip, it will limit how much your upper lip can move. When you smile, your gums won’t show as much.
This is a real problem to fix if you have a gummy smile because your upper lip moves too much. This is not a permanent fix for your gummy smile like lip repositioning surgery. It will wear off in three to six months. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist to determine if one of these options is right for you.
Root Planing and Scaling
Scaling is when a dentist eliminates plaque from the tooth to the root, even under the gum. After scaling your teeth, your dentist will smooth out the roots of your teeth to help your gums heal. This is an excellent way to clean your teeth and change your gums’ line.
Pricing deal for fixing a Gummy Smile
The pricing will depend on several things. Depending on your treatment, it can cost as little as $300 or as much as $8,000. If the option you’re considering requires more than one visit, cure, or surgery, it will cost more.
Make sure you check with your dentist or healthcare provider about how much your treatment will cost. Root planing and scaling, often the least expensive option, may sound good for your wallet, but that doesn’t mean it will be the ideal way to fix your gummy smile.
Contact your dentist today!
No matter what may cause your gummy smile, checking your condition with your dentist is the most helpful thing. Don’t forget to check on these possible treatments to help you regain a perfect and confident smile. All of these methods work non-invasively. But you can discuss more of how it works with your doctors.
Vida Bella Aesthetics is open to answering any questions regarding your gummy smile. Book an appointment and set a consultation with our team to know if you’re the best fit! We’re always here to help you in any circumstances.