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 look uneven, you may need a gum lift to make positive changes to your appearance. With a gum lift, you can reduce the prominence of your periodontal tissues, add length to your teeth, and address appearances of asymmetry in your smile. 

Using A Gum Lift To Make Positive Changes To The Way You Look

Your dentist can perform a gum lift to correct many different issues that might be hurting your smile. Problems like an overexposure of gum tissue, or gums that seem to be too prominent or uneven, can be remedied with a gum lift. This procedure involves the safe and careful removal of gum tissues, which can lead to positive changes to how you look. Your dentist will work with you to carefully plan your gum lift before you move forward with treatment.

Planning Multiple Cosmetic Treatments To Help Make Big Changes To Your Smile

While a single cosmetic procedure can have an amazing overall effect, it can sometimes be beneficial to think about how a follow-up cosmetic treatment can lead to the best outcome. For instance, in addition to having work done on your gums, you may decide you want to address problems with teeth that seem worn down, or damaged. A dental bonding treatment can allow you to hide those problems. Our practice is committed to artistic smile design, and we can work with you to see that you love your improved smile!

Talk To Lake Forest Dental Arts About Addressing Cosmetic Issues Caused By A Gummy Smile

Problems with your gum tissue can seriously hamper your appearance. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, you can enjoy care that leads to fantastic changes, and a big boost to your confidence.  We proudly serve patients from West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517.