Your front teeth cover your gums, then you are having gummy smile. Gummy smile may not only look unappealing but also make you feel uncomfortable. There are a number of treatments to reduce the length of the gums and balance the gum tissues so as to shape the size of upper lip and make the teeth look better.
Traditionally, oral surgery is performed to correct the gummy smile. But, this type of surgery is not preferable as it may increase the risk if bleeding, infection and discomfort caused while carrying out the procedure. Most dentists are opting for Laser Gummy Smile Correction procedure to correct the gummy smile these days. This procedure is painless and safe.
Before carrying out the treatment, you should consider the following conditions:
- Reasons for seeking treatment
- Assessing health and habits
- Height and symmetry of face
- Thickness and length of lips
- Smile line
- Condition and dimension of teeth
- Width of keratinized gingival
- Facial and lingual bone levels, thickness of alveolar
Laser Gummy Smile Correction cauterizes and removes additional tissues to avoid bleeding in patients. Besides these, the pain and infection is also very less when compared to traditional surgical procedures. Additionally, patients will experience sore or swollen gums for few days that will diminish automatically.
In laser treatment, dentists will use laser and re-shape the gum tissues, without compromising the biological width. Laser gummy smile correction is ideal for patients with minor effect of gummy smile, whereas, for serious cases surgery is often recommended. The targeted tissues are treated with laser beam and surrounding gums and teeth are left untouched. The gums are re-shaped to expose the additional tooth structure, thus shaping your gums and teeth. Even a correction of 1-2 mm of gum shaping can bring in beautiful smile.