Cosmetic Gums

Occasionally too much gum showing when you smile or an uneven gum line where the gum meets the teeth can cause disharmony in your smile.

Gum Sculpting, Contouring & Gummy Smile Correction

There are simple treatments available that can eliminate these problems in a quick and efficient way of restoring your natural smile. During the clinical exam there are core questions that need to be answered by assessing the face:

  1. Upper and Lower Face height ratio (ideal is 1:1)
  2. Lip length ( should be 20 -24mm) and lip mobility (should be 6-8mm)
  3. Gum (Gingival) outline should be straight
  4. Tooth length
  5. Cemento – enamel junction detected by the probe

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Problems & Solutions

Upper lip issues
  • Short upper lip  –  treatment options include patient education, Botox and   fillers ( to makes lip longer)
  • Mobile/ hyperactive – treatment options include patient education, Botox on elevator muscles or Plastic Surgery
  • Hypoactive lip – treatment options include patient education to exercise, Botox at depressors muscle
  • Asymmetric smiles – treatment is Botox
Short Clinical Crown
  • Normal variation
  • Tooth Wear
  • Altered passive eruption (apical gum migration  where cement- enamel junction cannot be felt with a probe)

The treatment options for the above include crown lengthening

Dento-alveolar Extrusion (Over erupted teeth) where there is concave gum outline
  • Unopposed teeth
  • Super eruption secondary to wear
  • Canted outline due to gums and teeth developmental issues  or unilateral wear due to TMJ asymmetry

The treatment options for the above include

  • crown lengthening
  • orthodontic intrusion
  • increase the occlusal vertical dimension.

With orthodontic intrusion – this takes 6-12 months and relapse can be high or having retainers after treatment is important

Vertical Maxillary Excess

 – i.e. excess length of maxilla – Where the lower 1/3 facial height is less than mid facial 1/3

This often comes with multiple problems eg short or  hypermobile lip, and altered passive eruption thus there are multiple treatment options which include Orthognathic surgery, Botox, Crown lengthening Or a Combination of above.

See also: Overbite and Overjet | Crooked Teeth | Discoloured Teeth

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Treatment Options for Gum Recession, Gummy Smiles and Uneven Gumline

Gum Reshaping

Uneven gums or too much gum showing when speaking or smiling (gummy smile) can affect your smile and look unsightly. This can affect your confidence and be embarrassing at times. If this affects you there are options available to you that can reduce or eliminate this problem.More.

Gum Plastic Surgery

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. You can enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long by “gum” plastic surgery. More.

Gum Veneers

Gum Veneers are a predictable, inexpensive, non-invasive, effective and aesthetically pleasing way of replacing lost tissue.They are used to cover unsightly gaps between teeth that have been subject to gingival and periodontal disease. More.

Gum Whitening

Gum depigmentation – otherwise known as gum bleaching or gum whitening – is a procedure to remove patches or black spots on the gum that have appeared due to excessive melanin. More.

Before & After Gallery

See what our patients look like before and after veneers so you can gain a better idea of how they’re going to look and work for you.

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“I have so many memories captured on camera now that I never had before!! I love, love, love my new teeth and cannot believe that I have taken so long to do something about my horrendous smile.”

Melanie Barnes, Hertfordshire

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