Are you unhappy with your smile? Some people are naturally born with a gummy smile. It can make you feel self-conscious. If you are looking for a solution, a gummy smile surgery might be right for you. Please keep reading to learn more about this procedure, then give us a call right away to set up a free consultation with our Beverly Hills dentist.
What is a Gummy Smile?
When picturing the perfect smile, we see straight, white teeth with very little gum showing. The lip, when in a smile, lays right above the teeth. While having excessive gum showing does not necessarily mean you don’t have healthy gums, it can be unattractive.
It can hurt your self-esteem to have a smile that is excessively gummy. Of course, you are not alone. According to NCBI, 10% of people from age 20-30 suffer from having a gummy smile.
We can help! The lip lowering surgery that we provide can fix your gummy smile. It is a process of making incisions that extend the lower lip to cover your gums when you smile. It has a relatively short recovery period. Sometimes it also involves removing excess gum tissue or lengthening the crowns to show more teeth.
Check out our frequently asked questions about gummy smile surgery.
Causes of a Gummy Smile
You might need a gummy smile surgery for a variety of reasons. The following are common reasons you might have a gummy smile:
- Medications you are on
- Your genetic make-up
- Poor oral hygiene
If your situation makes you feel uncomfortable about your smile, we want to be able to help you remedy it. We have helped many people in a similar situation before. Take a look at our photo gallery of patients who have had gummy smile surgery.
Other reasons you might have a gummy smile are things like the size of your teeth. If you have smaller teeth, it can be easy to see a lot of your gums when you smile. Also, your upper lip might be too short to cover the gums above your teeth. Or maybe your upper lip lifts too high when you do smile. We call that hypermobility. Even having an overbite can cause a gummy smile.
Dr. Farnoosh is a pioneer for gummy smile correction surgery. We created the procedure in 1988 and it has been widely used throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Your gummy smile can also be treated by removing an overgrowth of gingival tissue. This can also improve the look of your smile if it was being hidden by overgrowing gums.
You do not have to feel self-conscious anymore. Get the smile that you want and will be proud to show off. We would love to get you in for a free consultation to discuss it further.
Call Our Office Today
If you want a solution to your gummy smile, please reach out to us today to set up a free consultation. Our Beverly Hills dentist is skilled in gummy smile surgery and has helped so many people achieve the look they’re after. Call us today!