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Gummy Smile – Condition and Treatments

Gummy smile – this condition can lead to depression and self confidence issues.

But there is good news…

Did you know that a relatively simple procedure could transform your smile? If you’re self-conscious about short teeth or a smile that shows too much gum, there are fast, virtually painless, and easy ways to fix gummy smile. Our highly-qualified Dr. Hanna Mansoor can even get rid of gummy smile without surgery in our Gilbert, AZ dentist office!

Why do some people have gummy smiles?

A gummy smile is one where too much gum shows above your line of teeth. It’s also called “excessive gingival display.” According to studies, most people feel like there’s too much gum tissue when more than four millimeters shows.

People have gummy smiles for a number of structural reasons, including:

  • Excessive gum tissue
  • A short upper lip or hyperactive muscles in the lip that raise higher than normal
  • An excessive bulging protrusion of the upper jaw
  • Other abnormal structural conditions in the lips, facial muscles, teeth, jaw, or gum tissue

Genetics may play a role in this, as well as certain medications. Over 14% of women and 7% of men suffer from gummy smile. For many, it can mean the difference between sharing a full, happy smile or hiding it as an embarrassment. Thankfully, you can fix gummy smile in only a few minutes with a short cosmetic dental procedure.

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How can I fix gummy smile?

You don’t have to hide your smile anymore. Gummy smile treatments can be done in minutes that help you find the big, confident smile you’ve always deserved. And, many procedures are virtually painless, thanks to the cutting-edge technology we use at our Gilbert, AZ dental office.

Gummy smiles treatments range from:

  • Botox injections to limit muscle hyperactivity in the lips
  • Dental laser treatments to gently cauterize and remove excessive gum tissue
  • Surgery to fix structural abnormalities in the jaw or face, in extreme cases

Botox injections can help when your lip rises too high and shows the upper gums. Botox paralyzes hyperactive muscles and inhibits the contraction of the upper lip. This can be a quick and easy fix for patients with a mild case of gummy smile. However, these injections are temporary and may be costly over long periods of time.

Surgery, on the other hand, is used when patients suffer from a larger structural abnormality. For these patients, surgery can help them redesign their smile and find the confidence they always wanted. For many, though, surgery isn’t necessary.

At Smiles by Hanna, we want to find the treatment that works best for you. We want your smile to be big and beautiful as you walk out of our doors. For this reason, we recommend dental laser treatments, also known as crown lengthening, for the majority of our patients. It’s the best way to get rid of gummy smile without surgery.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading, or give our Gilbert, AZ dental office a call today to book your consultation. Our dedicated office staff is ready to help you find the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Get rid of gummy smile with WaterLase laser therapy

We know that visiting the dentist can be intimidating. That’s why we invest in the latest cutting-edge dental technologies that reduce pain and your time in the chair. Our new WaterLase laser helps us perform gummy smile treatments that are virtually painless and only take minutes to finish. Many patients don’t even need anesthesia!

With the WaterLase tool, we gently remove and reshape your excessive gum tissue. This revolutionary technology uses light and water to expose your white tooth enamel. Because it’s a laser technology, it’s also more precise and prevents infection during the procedure. The laser softly cauterizes your gum line too, preventing bleeding and shortening your recovery time.

Our gummy smile treatment at Smiles by Hanna can revitalize your smile in just a few minutes. Pair a gummy smile treatment with teeth whitening and you’ll be out the door with your biggest, brightest smile after just one appointment.

One of our recent patients talked about how happy he was after using WaterLase therapy for his crown lengthening procedure.


Where can I find gummy smile treatment in Gilbert, AZ?

We’re passionate about smile design at Smiles by Hanna. We know that a healthy, confident smile can change your outlook and your life. And with cutting-edge technology, we can provide the best care for all of our patients across Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and Mesa, AZ.

So, are you ready to transform your smile? In just one appointment, we can fix your gummy smile and give you the smile you’ve always deserved. Give us a call now to schedule your consultation.