In an ideal smile, the upper lip grazes the gum line when you smile.
However, an estimated 15 percent of our population has a
disproportionate gum to tooth ratio. When they smile, a broad band of
gum tissue shows above the upper arch. The team at Dental Health and
Wellness Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA provides conventional and
advanced laser surgery for gummy smile reduction.
What causes a gummy smile?
The best proportions are maintained with about two millimeters oof gum showing when you smile. Any amount over three millimeters looks “gummy.” In addition, some people have uneven gums. These conditions are generally genetic and caused by: Hypermobile lips that pull way back when you smile, Short upper lip, Overbite, Short teeth and Excessive gum tissue.
The last point is the most common, and the most easily addressed without orthodontics or plastic surgery.
Gummy smile surgery is a relatively minor procedure that creates
toothy smiles. While laser surgery causes minimal discomfort, local
anesthetic may be administered to ensure your wellbeing. Then, the
dentist uses a special laser to precisely recontour gums without harm to
teeth. The laser automatically cauterizes, so there is little to no
bleeding, and gums heal quickly with minimal risk of infection. The
procedure can be performed alone, or in preparation for dental veneers,
crowns, or fillings.
In some cases, traditional oral surgery is necessary for gum
recontouring. Our periodontist is also trained and experienced in this
It is time to smile!
Are you tired of hiding your grin behind a hand or turning away when the camera flashes? It is time to start loving your smile. The team at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills offers minimally invasive gummy smile reduction techniques. Call our Beverly Hills, CA office at (310) 692-7855 to get started on your new look.
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Dr. Moldovan is an advocate of biological dentistry and uses her public recognition to educate people on the link between good oral care and general wellbeing.
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