Gummy Smile Correction in North York, Toronto
In addition to keeping you healthy, we consider it part of our job to make sure that you feel good about the way you look. It’s important to be confident with your smile in today’s world.
A great smile is an integral part of success in modern professional and social settings.
What is a gummy smile?
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that your teeth looked too small? This common trait is known as a “gummy smile.” With a gummy smile, the problem isn’t actually the size of the teeth, it’s that the soft gum tissue is covering up too much of them.
Fortunately, this condition is corrected relatively easily with a procedure called crown lengthening.
Fix Your Gummy Smile and Smile with Confidence
What causes a gummy smile?
- Overgrowth of maxilla
- Extra lip movement
- A short upper lip
- Teeth that don’t rise above the bone
- Gums that don’t recede with age
Gummy Smile Surgery
Crown lengthening corrects the ratio of gum to the tooth by shaping the soft gum tissue for a more balanced smile. During the procedure, the gums are sculpted to reveal previously hidden teeth.
Anesthesia ensures that the procedure is pain-free, and post-op pain is usually managed sufficiently by over-the-counter pain medications at home. The Benefits of a Great Smile
Self-confidence and general health are strongly linked. When you smile, the brain releases endorphins that promote happiness and good mental health.
Gummy Smile Surgery Before and Afters
Figure 1. Before Treatment
Figure 2. After Treatment. Note how much larger the upper teeth are in proportion to the gums.
Our structured referral plan defines, in advance, the working relationship between your dentists and us. It ensures you have treatment options that make the best of your situation and excellent continuity of care.
We put as much emphasis on your comfort as we do on your dental care. Our PerioAsleep™ program allows you to sleep through your treatment.