When you smile, do you feel the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue?
The ‘ideal smile’ sees the upper lip drape over the top of the teeth, with only two millimeters of gum showing. ‘Anything over three to four millimeters of gum showing starts to look “gummy,”’. If you are reading now and thinking ‘yes’, please note this shouldn’t stop you from smiling in the future because just like the below images of well known Hollywood actors, we can correct your gummy smile with a quick and easy procedure.
When you book a consult with Dr Verdian, he will examine your mouth, teeth and gums to determine the extent of the excessive gingival display and any possible causes via a series of examination and impressions of not only your tooth roots but jaw bone and gums.
Gum-lifting is the process where excess gum tissue is delicately removed through the use of a laser to recontour the gum tissue to fit your smile and teeth to the general contours of your face.
“Laser technology allows us to be much more conservative with the removal of gum tissue rather than having a large surgical procedure with scalpels and surgical gum lifting tools”. The recovery is minimal, with most of our patients being able to return to work the next day” according to Dr Verdian.