Posts Categorized: Gum Lift

What Can Be Done About A “Gummy Smile”?

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. Gum tissue forms the backdrop to our teeth. Heavy amounts… Read more »

Reasons for a Gum Lift

Reasons for a Gum Lift

You have heard multiple times that a gum lift can help with a “gummy smile.” However, you’re not convinced that this is your problem. As a result, you don’t really know if coming in to talk with us at our Lake Forest, IL practice is going to be the best idea or not. First, let… Read more »

Raising the gum line

raising the gum line

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 »

Gum Contouring

Gum Contouringr

As you age, a lot can change. From your hair color to your hearing, big and little changes can begin to impact your life. Sadly, your smile is not immune to the effects of aging. In fact, excessive gum tissue is a common complaint of senior dental patients. Fortunately, much like other cosmetic concerns, it… Read more »

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 »

Correct a Gummy Smile

Did you know, 10% of Miss America pageant contestants had noticeably gummy smiles? Short teeth, stubby teeth, a gummy smile, whatever you call excessive gingival display, it makes a person self-conscious about smiling. About 14% of women and 7% of men have excessive gums. Several factors lead to a gummy smile, but one solution corrects… Read more »

Lip doesn’t cover gums

Does your upper lip cover all of your gums? It does for most people. 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… Read more »