Our cosmetic dentist in Vancouver performs variety of cosmetic procedures to improve gummy smile. For those who show lots of gum when smiling, this can have a negative effect on aesthetic and the desire to cover when smiling. Our Vancouver Dentist offers variety of treatment options that can deal with gummy smile.
Reason for Gummy Smile
There are many reasons for a person to show too much gum on top teeth.
- Tooth Size: if you have a small / short teeth, that translate to having more gum showing when smiling.
- Teeth Position: Lower teeth position results in lower gum level
- High Lip Line: Level of upper lip is another reason for showing too much gum. Lip leveling may also be uneven.
- Jaw Position: Position of jaw can place gums in more visible place.
- Over Size Gum: Large size gum can result to gummy smile situation.
Our dentist in Vancouver can provide you the reason and treatment options after your consultation visit.
Ways to Correct Gummy Smile
Depending on the reason for gummy smile, Our Yaletown Dental office in Vancouver offers variety of treatment options. We correct the smile line using laser, cosmetic surgery and restorative works. The results can be achieved in about an hour
Laser Correction of Gummy Smile
Using laser, wee raise the level of gum around each tooth to make the teeth longer and to reduce the height of gum. The procedure is quick, painless, conservative with no bleeding and no recovery time.
Botox Injection to Improve Gummy Smile
Botox injection can reduce the muscle activity responsible for elevating upper lip. Once these muscles are targeted, the range of movement for upper lip is reduced resulting in showing less gum when you smile.
Veneers to Increase Teeth Height
Veneers are thin custom made porcelains covering front surfaces of teeth. By using longer veneers on front teeth, we increase the length of front teeth which results in reducing the height of gum.
Lip Repositioning Surgery
We can lower the level of upper lip by surgery. The base of upper lip from inside of mouth will be cut to allow lowering the upper lip to cover the gummy smile.
Braces and Invisalign to Move Teeth
In some cases the reason behind gummy smile is the position of teeth. If top teeth positioned too low, then person shows too much of teeth and gum. We use Invisalign to move teeth to position them in higher level. With Invisalign, we can correct the gummy smile permanently.
The reason behind each person “gummy smile” is different from the others. We assess and inform you in consultation visit to let you know weather you are a candidate and if so, which option works the best for you.
In some severe cases, we may use combination of treatments to get the best results with more predictable results.
The cost for each procedure is different from the other and your dental plan may or may not cover the cost of procedure. We will inform you about the cost associated with gummy smile correction depending on the treatment needed.
Book an appointment with our experienced dentist to improve your smile today.