Posts Categorized: Gum Lift

What Can Be Done About A “Gummy Smile”?

Problems like dental discoloration, or a prominent chipped tooth, can have a negative effect on your smile. Generally speaking, when people think about poor smile quality, they think about issues with teeth. With that said, some patients will actually have issues because of their gums. If you have periodontal tissues that seem too bulky, or… Read more »

3 Times a Gum Lift Is a Good Idea

Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, a gum lift isn’t as focused on the appearance of your teeth as it is on the health, appearance, and shape of your gum line. For many patients, an uneven or “sagging” gum line can be the biggest impact on their smile’s appearance, and a gum lift is the… Read more »

Answering Questions About Cosmetic Gum Lifts

Much of cosmetic dentistry focuses on the size, shape, and appearance of your teeth. Yet, your smile’s appearance is also significantly affected by the shape and appearance of your gum line. For instance, even if your teeth are perfectly healthy, excessive or uneven gum tissues that cover a disproportionate amount of your tooth structure can… Read more »

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

  A perfect smile can instill confidence and make a great first impression. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with beautiful smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. The study went on to reveal that for many Americans, a smile is one of the first things they notice when meeting… Read more »

Lake Forest, IL Dentist Teaches Patients about Excessive Gums

Excessive gingival display is a condition in which the gums overshadow the crowns of your teeth—it’s also referred to as excessive gums or a gummy smile. An excessive gum line can stem from a number of causes, one of which includes genetics. In fact, a large amount of people with a gummy smile have one… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist: Protect Your Gums

When people consider cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, they rarely consider their gums. While Americans spend over 1.4 billion dollars a year on teeth whitening systems, over 75% of the country has some sort of gum problem and 47% of adults have gum disease. In today’s blog, Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest,… Read more »

Gummy Smile? Your Lake Forest Dentist Can Help

When most people consider the notion of enhancing their smiles, braces typically come to mind first and foremost. However, for some folks, crooked or misshapen teeth have nothing to do with hindering their smile’s full potential. Approximately seven percent of men and 14 percent of women suffer from what doctors refer to as “excessive gingival… Read more »