Gummy smiles can easily be transformed with a simple gum sculpting treatment along with veneers to raise the gum line above the teeth, and keep it in place with veneers – otherwise it is likely to grow straight back down to it’s original position. Up to 2mm can often be removed above one or multiple teeth to make your gum line look more even. More dramatic results can be achieve with a surgical gum lift, or crown lengthening. It is a more in depth and surgical procedure that requires several months of healing but the results can be amazing for those with particularly gummy smiles. See examples here of cases we have treated with gum sculpting and veneers, as well as surgical gum lifts followed by veneers.
Prior to treatment at The Harley Street Smile Clinic, we find that some patients’ gum lines are often lower than others giving a gummy smile appearance.
Commonly, some patients have excess gums. This is evident in one of the before treatment images, the upper gum is extremely obvious and seems to be overlapping the teeth – drawing attention away from the teeth.
Significant changes are noticeable in the after-treatment images. At The Harley Street Smile Clinic, we provide a more desirable look and feel – areas of excess gum had been reduced – allowing the teeth to appear more visible and aligned, ensuring our patient’s teeth are natural and the gums are even.