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Gummy smile

gummy smile

 

1. What is a gummy smile?

 

“Gummy smile” represents a congenital mucogingival anomaly, in which the gingiva and part of the mucosa above the mucogingival line (clearly visible gums) are clearly visible when smiling. It is believed that the visibility of the gums should be about 2mm above the teeth. More pronounced visibility of the gums in relation to the teeth, we call a gummy smile. People who have a gummy smile often hide their smile and suffer from a lack of self-confidence, convinced that they do not look beautiful, even if the oral health of their teeth says otherwise. 

 

"Gummy smile" or visible gums of the upper teeth, can affect human self-confidence. The ignorance that a successful correction of the "gummy smile" is possible, affects an increasing number of other unnecessary aesthetic corrections that sometimes can not give good results. Laser correction is simple and successful, and it is up to you to show a smile with pride after the intervention. 

 

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2. Why gummy smile appears?


This condition can be caused by several factors related to the gums, teeth, lips and jaw. The most common cause is excessive growth of gum tissue, which then covers a larger area of enamel, which makes the teeth appear shorter than they actually are. This is genetically determined, and can be worsened by poor hygiene or the use of certain medications. Sometimes the way your teeth grow can result in a gummy smile, that is, when individual teeth grow rapidly and the gingival tissue covers the crown, so the gums become more pronounced. Although this varies from person to person, studies show that it is of a hereditary nature. 

 

 

Also, excessive development of the alveolar ridge, ie the condition when the bones of the upper jaw grow longer than their usual length, can lead to this irregularity. Another cause of the gummy smile in patients may be a disproportionately short lip relative to the upper alveolar ridge, which can lead to this irregularity. So, when moving the upper lip, the gums around the upper front teeth become more noticeable. 
 

3. How to remove gummy smile?

 

The choice of therapeutic procedure depends on several factors, primarily on the cause of highly visible gums. After a detailed examination and analysis, the dentist decides which treatment to opt for.

 

Nowadays, there are simple and painless solutions for gummy smiles, such as laser interventions. Laser therapy is used for minor irregularities. In addition to the absence of pain, the laser also allows the absence of suturing, which can be uncomfortable. Suturing alone does not cause pain, only discomfort, but also can cause other problems after surgery. The reason why laser surgery suppresses suturing is that laser cauterization of tissues leads to instantaneous blood clotting.


Another advantage of the laser is the absence of uncomfortable pressure on the gums during the intervention, which will further relax you. Wound healing alone is much faster and more efficient, so it is often not necessary to use antibiotics that prevent the wound from becoming infected. This procedure is very simple and painless. It is performed under local anesthesia, and the results are immediately visible. Dental Plaza dental practice owns a diode laser of the latest generation from one of the world's leading companies (BIOLASE – 10W power  and 940nm wavelength), which solves many of your problems painlessly, quickly and in the long run. 

 

zena ogleda zube u stomatoloskoj ordinaciji
 

If a larger correction is needed, then the classic surgical - periodontal method can be applied, ie the process of clinical crown extension. Often gummy smile is accompanied by diastema, or the distance between the teeth. In that case, in addition to resolving the gums, it is necessary to remove the gap between the teeth with the help of composite dental veneers.

 

Modern therapeutic methods, in cases when the cause of the problem is a hypermobile lip, involve acting on the muscles that control the lip with the treatment, in order to prevent their excessive lifting. In that case, botox can be used, which "paralyzes" the muscles for a certain period of time. This intervention is short and simple, but its effects last for several months. 


4. Is the therapy painful?

 

 

All these therapeutic procedures are performed under local anesthesia, so they are painless for the patient. 

 

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Gummy smile

gummy smile

 

1. What is a gummy smile?

 

“Gummy smile” represents a congenital mucogingival anomaly, in which the gingiva and part of the mucosa above the mucogingival line (clearly visible gums) are clearly visible when smiling. It is believed that the visibility of the gums should be about 2mm above the teeth. More pronounced visibility of the gums in relation to the teeth, we call a gummy smile. People who have a gummy smile often hide their smile and suffer from a lack of self-confidence, convinced that they do not look beautiful, even if the oral health of their teeth says otherwise. 

 

"Gummy smile" or visible gums of the upper teeth, can affect human self-confidence. The ignorance that a successful correction of the "gummy smile" is possible, affects an increasing number of other unnecessary aesthetic corrections that sometimes can not give good results. Laser correction is simple and successful, and it is up to you to show a smile with pride after the intervention. 

 

pacijent ogleda zube u stomatoloskoj ordinaciji


2. Why gummy smile appears?


This condition can be caused by several factors related to the gums, teeth, lips and jaw. The most common cause is excessive growth of gum tissue, which then covers a larger area of enamel, which makes the teeth appear shorter than they actually are. This is genetically determined, and can be worsened by poor hygiene or the use of certain medications. Sometimes the way your teeth grow can result in a gummy smile, that is, when individual teeth grow rapidly and the gingival tissue covers the crown, so the gums become more pronounced. Although this varies from person to person, studies show that it is of a hereditary nature. 

 

 

Also, excessive development of the alveolar ridge, ie the condition when the bones of the upper jaw grow longer than their usual length, can lead to this irregularity. Another cause of the gummy smile in patients may be a disproportionately short lip relative to the upper alveolar ridge, which can lead to this irregularity. So, when moving the upper lip, the gums around the upper front teeth become more noticeable. 
 

3. How to remove gummy smile?

 

The choice of therapeutic procedure depends on several factors, primarily on the cause of highly visible gums. After a detailed examination and analysis, the dentist decides which treatment to opt for.

 

Nowadays, there are simple and painless solutions for gummy smiles, such as laser interventions. Laser therapy is used for minor irregularities. In addition to the absence of pain, the laser also allows the absence of suturing, which can be uncomfortable. Suturing alone does not cause pain, only discomfort, but also can cause other problems after surgery. The reason why laser surgery suppresses suturing is that laser cauterization of tissues leads to instantaneous blood clotting.


Another advantage of the laser is the absence of uncomfortable pressure on the gums during the intervention, which will further relax you. Wound healing alone is much faster and more efficient, so it is often not necessary to use antibiotics that prevent the wound from becoming infected. This procedure is very simple and painless. It is performed under local anesthesia, and the results are immediately visible. Dental Plaza dental practice owns a diode laser of the latest generation from one of the world's leading companies (BIOLASE – 10W power  and 940nm wavelength), which solves many of your problems painlessly, quickly and in the long run. 

 

zena ogleda zube u stomatoloskoj ordinaciji
 

If a larger correction is needed, then the classic surgical - periodontal method can be applied, ie the process of clinical crown extension. Often gummy smile is accompanied by diastema, or the distance between the teeth. In that case, in addition to resolving the gums, it is necessary to remove the gap between the teeth with the help of composite dental veneers.

 

Modern therapeutic methods, in cases when the cause of the problem is a hypermobile lip, involve acting on the muscles that control the lip with the treatment, in order to prevent their excessive lifting. In that case, botox can be used, which "paralyzes" the muscles for a certain period of time. This intervention is short and simple, but its effects last for several months. 


4. Is the therapy painful?

 

 

All these therapeutic procedures are performed under local anesthesia, so they are painless for the patient. 

 

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