Would your smile be perfect if your teeth were larger? Longer? Not so short and stubby? Unless your front teeth have been worn down, you may not actually have short, stubby teeth. Your teeth may simply be hiding beneath your gums.
As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest has helped many people literally uncover their dream smile. When gum tissue hides the upper portion of front teeth, they can appear short. As yourself these questions to determine whether you might benefit from cosmetic gum reshaping.
- Are your teeth short and stubby?
- Do you consider your smile “gummy?”
- When you smile, do you show a lot of gums below your upper lip?
- Do your teeth look good – they aren’t worn or chipped – they’re just small?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest to discuss gum sculpting, also called a gum lift, crown lengthening, or gum reshaping. The procedure involves removing some gum tissue from the front teeth that show in your smile, with the ultimate goal of establishing an esthetic proportion between your teeth and gums. The results, as seen in the case here, can be absolutely amazing.