Healthy Teeth, confident Smiles to enjoy
Gummy smile correction
There are multiple ways to correct a gummy smile including surgery, Botox, crown lengthening and dental veneers. There is no one treatment which always works best, it’s always about taking the individual into account and working out the best treatment for you with regards to time, cost, aspirations and comfort.
Too much gum – Case 1
This patient of our Twickenham dental practice complained that she showed too much, when she smiled. In this instance had teeth also looked rather short. Notice the relationship between the length and width of the two front teeth, the which is almost the same as the length in the before photographs. Using a small amount of gum surgery it is possible to lengthen the teeth by removing a small amount of gum. The exposed tooth can then be covered with dental veneers or crowns giving the illusion of longer teeth.
Take a look at the after photographs and noticed the relationship between the width and the length of the two front teeth, the teeth are now much longer than they are wide which has had the effect of correcting the gummy smile.
I WAS ALWAYS UNHAPPY ABOUT THE APPEARANCE OF MY TEETH, THE COLOUR (VERY YELLOW) SHAPE, SIZE AND THE AMOUNT OF GUM I SHOWED WHEN SMILING.
IT WAS ONLY WHEN MY GRANCHILDREN BECAME OLDER AND BEGAN TO COMMENT ON MY TEETH THAT I DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT WAS WITH SOME TREPIDATION THAT I MADE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR AND MRS KHAN AT THE MONTROSE SMILE STUDIO. I NEED NOT HAVE WORRIED, EVERYONE AT THE PRACTICE INCLUDING THE OFFICE STAFF DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO PUT ME AT EASE.
DR.KHAN EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WHAT THEY COULD DO TO IMPROVE THE LOOK OF MY TEETH. AFTER A COUPLE OF CONSULTATIONS I DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH HIS ADVICE WHICH INCLUDED REMOVING AND REPLACING OLD CROWNS AND LASER TRIMMING OF MY GUM LINE WHICH WOULD LESSEN THE AMOUNT OF GUM SHOWN WHEN I SMILED.
DURING THE PROCEDURE DR. KHAN MADE SURE I EXPERIENCED NO DISCOMFORT AND I AM DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULT. I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT WHEN SMILING AND TALKING NOW AND BETTER STILL I CAN WEAR ANY COLOUR LIPSTICK I WANT INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT IT CLASHING WITH MY OLD YELLOW TEETH!