Excess of gingival tissue (gums) display during smiling, called as a gummy smile. Smile is very subjective, some patients are good with excessive Gingiva display and some are not. Gummy smile has no adverse effects as such; it may only hamper aesthetic confidence for few patients. Treating gums for smile beautification or smile makeover may just be an elective, not an emergency. Abnormal tooth eruption or jaw discrepancies with improper bite may rise to gummy smile. Before going further with the treatment the dentist examines the size, shape of the tooth, face and lips to get good results for restoring the smile.
- Teeth appear short due to abrupt eruption which may partially be covered by gum tissue
- Teeth that are small in comparison to the gums due to genetics or wear
- Shorter upper lip as compared to lower one
- Hyperactive upper lip that lifts too high when smiling exposing gum tissue
- Overgrown upper jaw, that makes gums bulge out
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Treatment options for a Gummy Smile Makeover:
Gummy smile could be due to hypertonic or short upper lip. Lip repositioning surgery where the upper lip brought closed to the teeth by making an incision at the mucogingival junction from inside the lip can be one of the maxillofacial surgery solutions.
Gingivectomy; where excessive gums near tooth reduced. The gums may relapse to their original position then the procedure has to repeated a few months later.
Crown lengthening a surgical procedure carried out by dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of restoring the tooth. This procedure involves excessing small trim for more stable results to attain smile correction.
What Goes Behind A “Cosmetic Smile Makeover” In One Day!
Orthodontic surgical correction may be required for gummy smile. Proper selection of treatment options, diagnosis and patient cooperation are key factors in achieving satisfactory results for gummy smile correction.
Cosmetic conturing is a pain free procedure which involves shaping of enamel for aesthetic purpose. It involves correcting the rough irregular edges or surfaces of teeth to restore the smile. Removal of small amount of tooth enamel is done for gummy smile makeover.
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Criteria to be considered before Gummy Smile Makeover:
Gender, Personality and Age: Young patients show unworn tooth edges, tight contact between teeth, uniform in color and spotless. Aged teeth are shorter, with minor grooves and less smile display. Females have a rounded, smooth, soft, delicate tooth. Males have cuboidal, hard, vigorous teeth.
Lips create borders of a smile. Lip line is the amount of vertical tooth exposure in smiling. Generally, an optimal lip line is when upper lip reaches the gingival margin displaying the cervico-incisal length of maxillary central incisors along with inter-proximal gingiva.
Facial composition plays an important role. Inter- pupillary line is a facial feature which plays important role in smile designing. This inter pupillary line should be perpendicular to the midline of face and parallel to the occlusal plane.