As part of a Smile Makeover we have several options to eliminate the appearance of a “Gummy Smile.”
A very common symptom is the growth of excessive gum tissue over the teeth. This causes the teeth to look too short and boxy and results in what is often called a “Gummy Smile.” As part of a Smile Makeover at Smile Texas, we offer a variety of solutions that will eliminate the appearance of a “Gummy Smile.”
Using a Diode Laser, we can gently and permanently remove the excess gum tissue that is hiding the top of the teeth. This is often done in conjunction with making the all-porcelain veneers that are used slightly longer than the natural teeth. This is known as Aesthetic Crown Lengthening and serves to make your teeth more proportional to the perfect smile. Finally, some of our guests have a naturally over-active upper lip that moves up too high when they smile. This exposes the gum tissue to view and is often not considered optimal. Using a simple Lip Tack procedure, we can reduce the amount that the upper lip moves to create a beautiful smile line. Guests who have had this procedure have loved the result.
Diode Laser To Eliminate Excess Gum Tissue
During your 2-Visit Smile Makeover we will use a Diode Laser to trim back excess gum tissue. This is done in conjunction with the correct sizing of your new all-porcelain veneers. Results are amazing and will eliminate the look of a gummy smile.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
In more extreme cases of excess gum tissue, we use a procedure known as Aesthetic Crown Lengthening. This is a gentle surgical approach to remove excess gum tissue and set the stage for a beautiful new smile using all-porcelain veneers.
Lip Tack Procedure for a “Gummy Smile”
In some cases the appearance of a gummy smile is not due to excess gum tissue over the teeth. It is because when smiling the upper lip moves too high, revealing gum tissue that is not normally seen. With an invisible incision and a few sutures, the lip is tacked down in a way that eliminates the appearance of a gummy smile. This procedure is fast, effective, and patients report almost no discomfort.
Why People Choose Smile Texas for their Smile Makeovers:
- Experience Matters – Smile Texas has completed thousands of Smile Makeovers ! Patients from all over Houston, Texas, the United States and the world come to Smile Texas for their Smile Makeovers. Our experience means less hassle for you. In other words, we’ll install your porcelain crowns and veneers correctly the first time, giving you a new smile that will make you look and feel more attractive without any heartache.
- For guests on a tight schedule, a smile makeover can be completed in as little as 1 week!
- Out-of-Town Guests receive complimentary transportation from the airport to the office.
- We use the most reputable laboratories, using the finest materials to make your custom porcelain restorations.
What Does a Smile Makeover Cost?
Call Smile Texas today. Our new patient coordinators will be happy to provide you with an estimate. Convenient financing options make it easy to get the smile of your dreams today!
See our Extensive Smile Gallery before and after photos for examples of beautiful cases completed with the use of Smile Makeover porcelain crowns and veneers. These are just a few of the many thousands of Smile Makeovers we have completed at Smile Texas.