Gummy Smile: What To Do?
A gummy smile is a smile that shows excessive amount of gum whenever you smile or when you are talking. Most people find this annoying for aesthetic reasons and are looking for possible medical solutions. If more than 3-4 millimeters of gums are visible when smiling, one could speak of a gummy smile.
What is the cause of a gummy smile
There are multiple reasons for this. Small teeth can make the gums more visible when smiling, Patients gums can be longer due to genetics, thin lips can also make gums more visible or ultimately it can simply be due to genetic trait.
Am I suitable for the treatment?
In principle, everyone is suitable for the treatment as long as the patient has no other problem with the gums. Each patient must be informed individually. You are welcome to contact us for a free consultation.
Benefits of the treatment
After the gummy smile treatment patients get stronger self-esteem.
Smiling is no longer a problem.
A whole new smile and a life in short time is possible.
What are Gummy Smile symptoms?
Extra visible gum tissue when smiling.
The gums are very noticeable during a conversation or just by opening the mouth.
Is it bad to have a gummy smile?
A gummy smile is not a disease, but many people suffer from it psychologically. It is seen as a flaw. This is of course a problem for all social situations.
How is a gummy smile fixed?
There are several treatment options for this. Different treatment methods or a combination can be used depending on the patient.
* Laser treatment
With this method, the gums become shorter with laser application of laser. The teeth are made more visible in this way. Because the gums are now shorter.
* Veneers / crowns
Veneers and crowns can be used to reshape the gums together with the laser.
Botox injection into the inner muscle of the upper lip means that the patient cannot lift that much of the upper lip. This way, the teeth instead of the gums become more visible. The disadvantage of this alternative is that you have to do a botox treatment approximately every 6 months. As the effects of botox wear off over time.
How long will the treatment take?
Laser treatment only takes a few minutes.
It takes 6 days to make veneers and / or crowns.
Botox injection also takes a few minutes but needs to be renewed approximately every 6 months.
What does a gum treatment cost?
Unfortunately, we do not offer the alternative with botox.
You can find our prices here.
How are the costs calculated?
Our prices are labor costs, material costs included. You can find more here.
Is it painful?
No, the patient does not feel anything. Local anesthesia is applied. It is an outpatient operation.
How’s the recovery for gummy smile treatment?
The result can be seen immediately. It takes about a week for the gums to heal completely. But that also varies depending on the patient. Smoking, oral hygiene, general health are contributing factors.
What do I have to pay attention to before and after the treatment?
Oral hygiene is important. Some sensitivity is normal.
Is it a gummy smile treatment painful?
No We use local anesthesia.You are not going to feel anything.
Does the health insurance company pay for the treatment?
Since this is more of an aesthetic treatment, the health insurance companies do not cover any costs.
What is the difference between laser / veneer / crown treatment and botox?
Treatment with lasers and veneers are permanent. Botox treatment needs to be renewed.
Will my gums always stay the way they’re supposed to?
Our gums slowly recede over time. That happens as we age. It is a long process but it happens whether patient had any treatment or not. Other than this your reshaped gum will not grow back again.
Do you have any further questions regarding your gummy smile treatment?
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