Have you noticed you show too much gum tissue whenever you smile or talk? This is quite a common condition called a gummy smile and it is quite easy to correct. Often the teeth underneath will be the correct length, but are simply covered up by your gums.
Our dentist here at Apple Dental can carefully assess your smile and will remove excess gum tissue, gently shaping your gums to create a more visually appealing appearance. A gummy smile may be caused by an excess of gum tissue covering up your front teeth, but this isn’t always the reason.
What Happens If My Gummy Smile Is Due to Something Different?
Sometimes a gummy smile is due to an overactive facial muscle in your upper lip. Whenever you smile or talk, the muscle contracts too much, exposing an excess of gum tissue. A very gentle and non-invasive way to correct this type of gummy smile is to use muscle relaxing injections. These allow your upper lip muscle to relax, so you no longer look gummy. We prefer to take a ‘less is more’ approach with facial injectables, as our dentist will only use minuscule amounts of high quality muscle relaxing injections to create a natural effect.