Gummy Smile Correction

Gummy Smile surgery can reduce a gummy smile in one surgical visit. Patients often say they have too much gum tissue showing or their teeth seem too large or prominent. By correcting a high lip line caused by a hyper mobile lip, a patient can have a more normal and attractive looking smile.

Causes of a Gummy Smile and How to Fix It
A smile that shows much gums can be subjective. Some would say it affects the facial aesthetics negatively, while others claim it to be attractive.

A pleasant smile is considered a symbol of beauty and well-being in the modern society. A variety of factors including teeth form/position and gingival tissue levels may influence the overall smile aesthetics.In the last decade, a keen interest was focused on periodontal plastic surgery as a reliable tool to enhance esthetic. Now since we know the perceived value of a smile, what causes gummy smiles?

What causes a Gummy Smile?
One of the commonest factors is an abnormal eruption of the teeth. Teeth covered by excessive gum tissue appear short, even though they may be the proper length.

Secondly, the muscle that controls the movement of your upper lip could be hyperactive causing your upper lip to rise higher than normal. When this occurs, more of your gum tissue is exposed when you smile.

Also, the manner in which your upper jaw bone grew and developed could cause the appearance of a gummy smile. For example, if there were an excessive bulging protrusion of the upper jaw within the gum tissue, you would experience an obvious gummy appearance when you smile.

Along with gingival recessions (receding gums), the excessive gingival display during smiling is a common condition impairing smile esthetics. This condition is frequently related to an altered passive eruption (APE) of teeth mostly due to developmental or genetic factors that may lead to the persistence of excessive soft tissue amount over the enamel surface.

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