Gummy Smile

Laser Gingivectomy North York

Dentistry By Dr. Zogby
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Gummy smile (excessive gingival display) is a condition in which you are displaying too much gum compared to teeth. If you feel your teeth are too short compared to the amount of gum showing then you have a gummy smile. Many causes are known to gummy smiles: delayed eruption of teeth, a hyper muscle tone, or a jawbone growth problem.

The smile-line is determined by several factors: the shape and size of the lips, the facial muscles, shape and size of the teeth, and the gingival tissue. Ideally, an aesthetic smile line should reveal the least amount of gingival tissue possible. Gum tissue present in the smile-line should exhibit balance with the contours in harmony with the upper lip. Since a gummy smile can have a negative effect on the aesthetics of a smile, one needs to consider various treatment options available to correct the condition when desired by the patient. One such option available at Fairview Mall Dental Centre is the use of the soft-tissue diode laser treatment. It is a treatment modality that can aesthetically improve smiles that exhibit excessive gingival display. Dr. Rana Zogby will re-contour your gum by using the Diode laser. She gently removes some of your gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth, giving you a whiter, more natural-looking smile. This procedure is painless, and requires zero recovery time. Call Dr. Zogby for a consultation regarding your gummy smile.