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How Do You Fix a Gummy Smile?

added on: May 20, 2011

How Do You Fix a Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile is generally considered unattractive. When you smile, you want to show off your brilliant teeth, not your gums. There are several potential causes for a gummy smile, and the proper treatment depends on the cause of your gummy smile.

If your smile is gummy due to infection and inflammation of your gums, then periodontic treatment can help reduce the prominence and increase the attractiveness of your gums so that your smile will better show through.

If your smile is gummy due to overdeveloped gums, then laser gum recontouring can be used to quickly and painlessly improve the balance of your smile and let more of your teeth show when you smile.

Finally, if your gummy smile is due to short teeth, your teeth can be lengthened with porcelain veneers. This can also conceal discolored teeth and improve the shape of teeth that are either poorly formed or have been chipped or cracked.

To find out which gummy smile treatment is right for you, please call or email Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, and Elkhart.

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