Restoring a gummy smile or an uneven smile line can be accomplished with the aid of periodontal plastic procedures. Sometimes your teeth look to short resulting in a gummy smile (showing too much gum) or one tooth is covered by excess gum tissue while the other teeth are normal length resulting in an uneven gum line. To restore and treat this problem with prosthodontics alone will not result in an aesthetic and attractive smile. Excess gum must be removed and the gum sculpted to give your new teeth and smile just the right look.
A poll done in the United States found the following
- Fifty percent of the respondents indicated the smile as the first facial feature they notice
- Eighty percent of the respondents were unhappy with their smile.
- Respondents were more likely to have smile enhancement procedures than facelifts.
- Smile enhancement procedures outnumber eyelid procedures five to one.
If you are unhappy with your smile give as a call. Periodontal plastic surgery might be what you need.