Gummy Smile Correction
The star attraction of your smile should be your beautiful, bright teeth. Unfortunately, for some people, the gums around the teeth may be too prominent, making the smile look “gummy.” This may occur as a result of the gum tissue being too thick, the teeth being too short, or it may even be the result of genetics. In either case, many patients are unhappy with the appearance of their gummy smile. Fortunately, our Beverly Hills, CA office has treatment options available to help improve the appearance of your smile—and even improve your oral hygiene in the process!
Read below to learn more about gummy smile treatment and how we can help you achieve the beautiful smile that you deserve.
What is a Gummy Smile?
A gummy smile, which is also known as gum hypertrophy, is a dental condition characterized by an excessive amount of gum tissue shown during smiling. While this condition is not immediately harmful to your oral health, it can impact your confidence and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. However, those with poor dental hygiene may find they get more cavities or tooth decay as bacteria can harbor under this excessive tissue and thrive.
Our Treatment Options
There are different treatment options available to help improve the appearance of your gummy smile. During your consultation, we will work with you to determine which is best for your case. Both procedures involve the contouring of the gum tissue to create a more balanced and aesthetic gum line—only the method of treatment will vary.
Laser Gum Reshaping
One of the most popular methods for treating a gummy smile is laser treatment. Also known as a laser gingivectomy, this minimally invasive option uses a laser to remove excess gum tissue. This is a quick and relatively painless procedure that can usually be completed in just one office visit.
The benefits of contouring the gum tissue with a laser include the following:
- The procedure is minimally invasive.
- The performance of the process is quick and easy.
- The laser cauterizes the gum tissue, so stitches are not required.
- There is little to no bleeding during or after the procedure.
- The recovery time is short and patients can typically return to their normal activities the same day.
Surgical Gum Reshaping
For patients who are not candidates for laser treatment, we also offer traditional gum reshaping. This involves the removal of excess gum tissue surgically. This option is generally used for patients who have larger areas of excess gum tissue that need to be removed. While this method may take longer to perform and to heal, it is still an exceptional procedure that can provide excellent results.
The Benefits of Gum Contouring
Aside from improving the appearance of your smile, there are also several benefits that come with contouring the gum tissue. By removing the excess gum tissue, we can also help to improve your oral hygiene. This is because the excess gum tissue can often trap food particles and bacteria, which may lead to gum disease, decay, and other oral health problems. By removing the excess tissue, we can help to keep your smile healthy and clean.
Why Choose Us?
When it comes to your smile, you deserve nothing but the best. Here at our Beverly Hills, CA office, we are proud to offer exceptional care and treatment for our patients. We understand the importance of a beautiful smile, and we will work diligently to help you achieve yours.
Led by Dr. Mahnaz Rashti, our team is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing you with the care that you deserve. Not only are we great at what we do, but we also work hard to make sure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout their entire experience.