Gummy Smiles

What is a gummy smile?

Gummy Smile

What is a gummy smile?

Sometimes, our gums can become excessive and far more prevalent than necessary. They may cover too much of teeth or be exposed far more than usual because of the mouth structure. Having a gummy smile may be problematic for some of us.

Many of us may become very conscious or are already very conscious that our gums may appear to show when we smile, speak, or just open our mouths. This has very serious implications. A smile is said to be the best accessory that we could wear. A smile can be powerful. But not all of us have the best smile. A smile might become a big source of insecurity. This can be a big hit on our social confidence. You might not be happy with what you see in the mirror.

Teeth are, of course, a very important part of our smile. However, our teeth are not the only parts of our smile. Gums and lips are also important to having the beautiful smile you dream off. Having excessive gums or maybe a gummy smile is not the best aesthetic one could have. They seem unattractive and may bulge unnecessarily. In short, they are not integral to a perfect smile.

But why do gummy smiles exist?

A gummy smile may appear because of the following:

An excess of gums

An excess of gums

Naturally, a smile may become gummy if you have an excess of gums. They start to become more prominent and may cover your teeth far more than needed.
Upper lip structure

Upper lip structure

The upper lip is a very important part of your smile. But sometimes, it may lead to a gummy smile. The upper lip lifts excessively exposing your teeth and gums far more than normal. This causes a gummy smile to appear when you smile.
Disproportion of the teeth

Disproportion of the teeth

Having different or unusual teeth sizes and shapes can cause a gummy smile to appear because the gums cover the teeth and if are shaped in an awkward form, your smile may become gummy.
Worry not as usually, our dentists at Healthy Smiles in Melbourne just normally need to carefully and gently remove some parts of your gums that will reshape your smile into a perfect one. The results are instant and amazing despite the minor procedures that you will undertake. Having a non-gummy smile can be a huge difference.

How Much Will The Gummy Smile Correction Procedure Cost?

How Much Will The Gummy Smile Correction Procedure Cost?

How Much Will The Gummy Smile Correction Procedure Cost?

Generally, Gummy smile correction surgery can average between $200 and $450 per tooth depending on the type of procedure opted for and the difficulty of the adjustment. Do not worry as we offer payment plans and we assure you that Healthy Smiles gives quality, assured and hygienic work and the costs are worth it for our excellent care. You can consider it as a good investment for a healthy and strong smile.

You might have a gummy smile you say?

Do you think that you have one? Come visit us at Healthy Smiles in Melbourne. Our welcoming staff and dentists will help you determine if you have one and perform the necessary steps to gaining your perfect smile. But first, what are the treatment options for it you may ask? Well these are:

Gum recontouring

Gum recontouring

A technique our caring and gentle dentists use is gum recontouring. In gum recontouring, we remove excess gums in tiny sections that will show more of your teeth. This will expose your beautiful teeth more and help realize your perfect smile since this creates a much more proportionate and attractive smile with a better ratio between gums and teeth. Lessening the excess of gums will adjust the proportionality of your smile. Having a better ratio of the gums and teeth is crucial in having the perfect smile.
Gum lift with porcelain veneers

Gum lift with porcelain veneers

Gummy smiles may be due to the proportionality or lack of teeth. Teeth that are oddly shaped or oddly sized may cause gums to appear excessively causing a gummy smile. If your teeth are properly positioned and aligned, our veneers might just be able to help. The veneers will help correct the size and shape of your teeth. This will decrease the amount of gum that shows effectively ending your gummy smile problem. Our veneers will help you achieve your beautiful smile.
Gum lift with braces or Invisalign

Gum lift with braces or Invisalign

Having the proper size and shape of the teeth may not be enough. Improper arrangement of the teeth may cause a gummy smile. Rearranging the position of your teeth may do wonders to help shape your smile and change the proportion of your teeth. This will reduce the exposed gums solving your problem.
Worry not as usually, our dentists at Healthy Smiles in Melbourne just normally need to carefully and gently remove some parts of your gums that will reshape your smile into a perfect one. The results are instant and amazing despite the minor procedures that you will undertake. Having a non-gummy smile can be a huge difference.

What is Laser Gum Recontouring?

What is Laser Gum Recontouring
There are multiple ways of fixing or lifting the gums. Traditionally, to reduce the excessive gums, a scalpel or blade is used by our dentists to cut off sections of the gums. However, this will lead to bleeding while earning that gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. However, with this method, pain and discomfort will be experienced by you. Healing would take a few days or maybe up to a week. This takes very long, but this is what usually happens

At Healthy Smiles, our dentists utilize the latest and greatest techniques to help ease the process and allow faster results. We have a specialized laser that can lift your gums smoothly and gently. Healing is also almost instant because by using lasers, there would be no more bleeding and scarring. Discomfort is still present, but it is far better than the traditional one. Please talk to our dentists about laser re-contouring as we highly recommend it.

What is Laser Gum Recontouring

What are the benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring?

Better smile

Better smile

Our process will help fix your smile and reduce the amount of gums that cover your teeth. It smoothes out the excessive gums, and reshape the proportions of your teeth. This will produce a better smile and a better symmetrical gum line.
A long-term solution

A long-term solution

The results of this process are permanent, so you will not need to worry about gums invading your smile again. Your smile will never be affected by your gums again.
Teeth will appear larger and better

Teeth will appear larger and better

Our dentists will ensure you that we will bring out the shape and size of your teeth. This will further beautify your smile. Your teeth will appear larger and better as we will reposition your gums and gum lines.
Instant healing

Instant healing

Laser gum recontouring will instantly adjust your gums and will not leave scars or wounds that are present with the traditional technique. Discomfort is also lessened with our laser technique.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I do not like discomfort and pain during procedures, what can you do to help me?
That is no problem. We offer a technique called sleep dentistry. We will induce a sleep-like state in which you will not feel pain and will remain calm. You will only feel drowsy. Our dentists are experts on this and will happily offer it to you for your better experience.
Will the Gummy smile correction be too expensive?
Worry not if you are incapable of paying upfront and in full. Dental procedures cost a lot but we do offer flexible plans for payment. We understand your financial concerns and provide you with lots of choices to pick up one that fits in your budget.
Will Gummy smile correction procedure cause any allergic reaction?
No, this procedure is totally safe and will not produce any allergic reactions. However, our dentists are prepared for every situation so if something unexpected happens; we will be providing excellent care and provide you all the support you need.
Will Gummy smile correction procedure cause a lot of pain?
Pain and discomfort are normal for this procedure. Our dentists will aim to minimize that and are quite experienced in doing so. We also offer laser to reduce the amount of pain you can experience. Rest assured that we will do our best for you to have a smooth and amazing experience throughout the process.
Do you offer sleep dentistry?
Yes! We do offer it. Sleep dentistry helps you remain calm and not feel pain while under anesthetics. You will only feel drowsy but will be aware and will be capable of movement. This also means that if you are afraid of surgery, worry not because you will not even realize when it is performed.