Gummy Smile Reduction
A gummy smile is a smile that exposes more gum tissue than is considered conventionally attractive. Gum tissue may cover between 25 percent of your teeth to nearly 100 percent of your teeth. It can be caused by an overgrowth of gingival tissue, hyperactive smile muscles, abnormal tooth eruption and abnormal jaw development. If you have too much gum tissue that is leaving you unhappy with your smile, our Santa Clara gummy smile reduction expert can help.
Our expert in gummy smile reduction in Santa Clara will begin by evaluating your smile and identifying any areas of concern. We will create a personalized treatment plan that outlines the best solutions for your smile needs. We can explore alternative options as necessary so that you can feel comfortable and confident with each phase of treatment.
Gummy Smile Reduction Santa Clara
In most cases, our Santa Clara gummy smile reduction expert can transform the appearance of your smile with a simple in-office procedure. A minor surgical procedure can be performed under local anesthetic to expose more of the natural tooth. This procedure can be performed on just one tooth or on all your visible teeth and may be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures to give you the smile of your dreams.
We may also recommend dental veneers. Our expert in gummy smile reduction in Santa Clara can use ceramic veneers that closely mimic your own natural enamel to change the look or length of teeth for a brighter look and more attractive gum-to-smile ratio. Dental veneers can completely transform your smile and revitalize your self-confidence.
We will recommend only the treatments that resolve your smile issues and help you feel great every time you smile. The best candidates for gummy smile reduction procedures are those with healthy teeth and gums that are free of tooth decay and gum disease. If you have untreated dental disease, it will need to be addressed for the best results. Following our recommended aftercare procedures can reduce your risk of complications. Contact our office today to learn more about gummy smile reduction or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Santa Clara.
Back to Articles