To make sure that not only your teeth but also your gums enhance your smile, you may benefit from gum contouring. This contouring may range from simply removing some of the gum tissue to improve a ‘gummy’ smile to the more complex removal of both bone and gum tissue.
Gummy smiles are a common problem, caused by overgrowth of the gum tissue that then covers the teeth. This makes gums appear too visible, or simply too big, when smiling. This can cause a smile to look crooked or lop-sided, or make the teeth seem smaller than the gums.
Gummy smiles can be corrected easily with a simple procedure known as cosmetic gum lifting or gum contouring.
As part of our ‘smile design’ approach for people who show gum when they smile we are able to ensure symmetry to enhance the overall outcome. This is done as a simple procedure under anaesthetic and is something which we can discuss with you during your initial consultation.