Treatment of Gummy Smiles

Many people form their first impressions based on the appearance of your smile. A wide range of cosmetic procedures are available to you, at an affordable price. If you have a gummy smile or uneven gum line, cosmetic periodontal surgery is for you. Cosmetic periodontal surgery sculpts the gum line so that it is even and in proportion to the amount of tooth that shows.

One option to address a gummy smile is called crown lengthening surgery, This procedure removes the excess gum and exposes more of the tooth crown. Crown lengthening can also be performed to restore function when a tooth has broken off, and there is not enough tooth remaining above the gum line for your dentist to restore it.

Another treatment option for people with a very gummy smile that do not want or do not qualify for jaw surgery is called lip repositioning. With this procedure, the space between the lip and gums is shortened inside of the mouth, so that when smiling, the lip doesn’t come up as high. This causes you to show less gum when smiling.

Smile esthetics are important factors in your confidence and self-image. We at Chattanooga Periodontics & Dental Implants want to help you achieve that healthy, brilliant smile you’ve been looking for!