How to Fix a Gummy Smile

Friday, May 31st, 2013, 8:38 pm

Do you have a “gummy” smile? Some people show very little of their gums when they smile but some show a lot of gum surface and this makes them uncomfortable with their smile. Well there is a way to fix that “gummy” smile and let you smile a little more each day.

A smile that shows a lot of gum tissue can usually be improved by using a cosmetic dentistry technique called gum contouring or gum reshaping. This same procedure can help those who have an uneven or crooked gum line – think of it as cosmetic surgery for your gums. The procedure is simple, by removing excess gum tissue we can sculpt a beautiful gum line that will enhance the beauty of your smile.

Of course, some patients may need more than a gum contouring to attain the smile they have always dreamed of – this is where dental veneers, dental bonding and other cosmetic dental procedures can be helpful. Perhaps there is just a little too much space between the teeth – without resorting to orthodontics we can use dental veneers to close the gap. Dental veneers can also be used to correct misshapen teeth or teeth that are permanently discolored. If you have many teeth that are permanently discolored from antibiotic use or other medications then dental veneers can give you the perfect white smile you’ve always wanted.

People judge us by our smiles – it is simply human nature. Study after study has shown that the mouth is one of the first things that people focus on when meeting someone new. A nice smile is more than vanity – it allows you to share more of your personality with the world through an easy grin or a belly laugh (all without feeling self-conscious).

Find out more about your cosmetic dentistry options by contacting Toccoa, GA cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Wilbanks at Wilbanks Smile Center 706-886-9439.

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