Have a gummy smile? Most everyone has issues with their smile that they’d like to correct whether it be a whiter, brighter smile, a straighter, more aligned smile or a smile that does not show a large amount of our gums. Today, advancements in dentistry have led to the capability to improve almost any dental issue, including gummy smiles.
Many people have come to accept their gummy smile. Those who have not often bear great shame and disappointment. If this describes your scenario, then it’s time to take action and consider gummy smile surgery today, personally offered by our dentists.
Causes of Gummy Smiles
Gummy smiles are caused by an assortment of various issues with both your teeth and gums:
- Size and shape of teeth
- Amount of gum tissue displayed
- Length of upper lip
- Position of the upper jaw in relationship to the skull
Your gum tissue is like a frame that provides form and shape to the top of your tooth. If too much gum shows when you smile, we face the dreaded “gummy smile.” This may have been a condition you’ve always had, or it may be one that develops with age, also known as becoming ‘long in the tooth.’ In a third scenario, you might even be experiencing loss of gum tissue due to dental disease.