How to Fix a Gummy Smile?

Excess gum tissue around the teeth is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.” This common condition can cause many individuals to feel self-conscious about their appearance. There are a few potential causes of a gum-centric smile, such as genetics, a hyperactive upper lip, an irregular bite, and other factors. Fortunately, there are options designed to effectively improve a gummy smile with long-term results. Dental fixes that address the asymmetrical gum-to-teeth ratio typically modify the gumline’s position to make teeth more noticeable and the gums less of a focal point, creating a more balanced smile. 

At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Robin Rutherford offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments aimed to improve oral conditions and give patients the smile of their dreams. Available treatments at our practice for a gummy smile include:  

For more information on gummy smiles and dental solutions, contact our office to schedule a consultation.