How to Fix a Gummy Smile

Gummy Smile Corrections

If you have teeth that seem too short or your smile looks “gummy,” there are cosmetic solutions to help you achieve the smile you desire. Many times the teeth are not too short, but may simply be hiding beneath excess gum tissue. Once this gum tissue is removed, it exposes the tooth structure underneath giving you a more natural smile.

Many times the teeth are not too short, but may simply be hiding beneath excess gum tissue. Once this gum tissue is removed, it exposes the tooth structure underneath giving you a more natural smile.

 

Gummy Smile Corrections

 

At your consultation, one of our cosmetic dentists will assess your specific concerns and develop a treatment plan with you that helps you achieve your smile wish. Usually, x-rays will be taken to help the dentist thoroughly evaluate your oral health.

 

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Before

Photo courtesy of Dr. Bernie Villadiego

Cosmetic dentistry Lincoln, NE

After

Photo courtesy of Dr. Bernie Villadiego

There are multiple reasons you may have excess tissue or a gummy smile including genetics. It can even be a side effect of some medications. Rarely we will see a patient with a structural concern in the jaw or in the way the lower lip is attached. Typically, most gummy smile corrections are done with the latest in dental laser treatment. In most cases, a special laser will be used to re-contour the gums, revealing beautiful tooth structure underneath.

If you have other concerns about the cause of your gummy smile, we work hand-in-hand with the best oral surgeons in Lincoln. No matter what, we will help you choose from one of our gummy smile corrections. We will help you achieve your smile wish and get the cosmetically pleasing smile you desire!

 

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Lincoln Family Dentistry is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.

Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.

 

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