Cosmetic Gum Treatment for Gummy Smiles in Chicago and Orland Park
When you smile do you show more of your gums than you would like to?
A gummy smile occurs when you show an excessive amount of gum when you smile. Gummy smiles can make you feel self-conscious and you may even find yourself trying to smile less because of it. If your teeth are covered by too much gum tissue, Dr. Cummings can recontour your gumline to uncover more of your natural teeth. This treatment is often referred to as “crown lengthening” as it makes your teeth look longer and more natural.
Patients with a gummy smile or excess gum tissue that makes their gumline look uneven can receive effective treatment to correct these issues. Dr. Cummings is highly skilled at providing cosmetic gum treatment to bring back and youthful, beautiful smile.
If you have an especially mobile upper lip that causes you to reveal too much gum when you smile, Dr. Cummings can fix this with a lip travel reduction. This procedure limits the movement of your upper lip to reveal less gum.