The shape and health of the gums and the lips can play a role in the appearance of your smile. When the gums extend too far past the tooth root or the lips retract too far when smiling, it can make the teeth appear short or asymmetrical.
Dr. Paulen offers treatment for a “gummy smile” that can transform your appearance and improve overall dental health. Also known as crown lengthening, reshaping a gummy smile can be completed using a diode dental laser. Laser dentistry is a quick, convenient and effective way to address a wide range of dental concerns and cosmetic goals.
Our goal is to improve the appearance and function of your smile through personalized treatment planning. If you are dealing with a gummy smile, visit our office to explore your treatment options.
Treatment for A Gummy Smile
Dr. Paulen will evaluate your facial muscles, structure and the shape and condition of the teeth and gums. A comprehensive understanding of all factors affecting the appearance of your smile is the key to a successful and natural looking result.
- Gingivectomy: For minor corrections to the shape of the gum line, Dr. Paulen can use a dental laser to resculpt the gum tissue for a more aesthetically pleasing result. Laser dentistry provides accurate treatment with less discomfort and minimal downtime. Also known as a “gingivectomy,” this type of procedure is completed in one visit using a local anesthetic for comfort. The laser procedure promotes healing and reduces bleeding and swelling.
- Gum Lift: If a significant amount of gum tissue needs to be removed or reshaped, we may recommend a minor surgical procedure called a gum lift to address your concerns. To ensure your experience is as positive as possible, we will explain all aspects of your care and make every effort to ensure you are comfortable.
- Orthodontics: In certain cases, orthodontics can be used to move the teeth into proper position. Repositioning the teeth can reduce the appearance of a gummy smile. We offer Invisalign treatment as an effective way to straighten crooked teeth. Our team can work with you to find the best solution for your smile.
Treating a gummy smile can improve your dental health, revealing natural tooth structure that has been hidden beneath gum tissue. A more exposed tooth is easier to clean, repair and maintain, for a lasting smile that looks and feels great. Our team will work with you to find the best solutions for your smile. Visit our Sandy Springs dental office to explore your treatment options and achieve the smile of your dreams.
Schedule An Appointment
Are you searching for treatment for a gummy smile in Atlanta? Visit our Dr. Paulen and our dental team at Proud Smiles. We can explore all your treatment options and choose the best solution for you. We understand that no two smiles are alike, and strive to deliver personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs. To learn more about treating a gummy smile, call (404) 418-7734 or schedule an appointment online.