04 Sep

Gummy Smiles are A Thing of the Past With Crown Lengthening

If you have a gummy smile, and you’re looking for a solution, crown lengthening may be a viable option. A gummy smile doesn’t pose dental health risks, but it can affect confidence, and crown lengthening can enhance the aesthetic of the smile at the same time as boosting self-esteem.

What exactly is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile is a term given to the appearance of the smile when the gum tissue covers a larger portion of the tooth crown than normal. This can cause more gum tissue to be visible when you smile, and the teeth to look short and small. A gummy smile doesn’t cause unpleasant symptoms like pain, but it can affect your confidence if you’re not happy with the look of your teeth.

What is crown lengthening and how could it benefit me?

Crown lengthening is a procedure, which can be used to address a gummy smile. The aim of this treatment is to make more of the tooth visible when you smile by exposing more of the crown by removing excess gum tissue. The procedure involves trimming away excess gum tissue and then restoring the tooth with a crown if it is damaged or worn. When you have treatment, more of the crown of the tooth will become visible, and as such, your teeth will look longer and larger, improving the balance of the smile. We use laser treatment to minimise discomfort and speed up the healing process.
If you have a gummy smile, and you wish you had a more attractive smile, we can help. We have procedures and tried and tested techniques that offer that can transform the appearance of the teeth to create a more balanced, even aesthetic and give you more confidence when your smile is on show. To find out more about crown lengthening, simply give us a call and book a consultation.