gummy smile treatment

Gummy Smile Treatment in Dubai

Regenerate your confidence with a renewed smile

A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display in dentists’ parlance, refers to the displaying of excessive gum tissues when you smile. A gummy smile influences one’s self-esteem, as it can make an individual feel self-conscious and unattractive.

Creates a smile that is evenly balanced

Benefits of Gummy Smile Treatment

Smiling gingerly with gingival smiles

What Causes a Gummy Smile?

Recontouring your smile

Pain-free smile correction treatments

While the aesthetic function of a gummy smile remains a debatable issue, it ultimately depends on personal perspectives and preferences. In general, 3mm to 4mm of gum that is exposed is a gummy smile. While some people choose to embrace their gummy smiles, others prefer to correct their smiles.

The good news is that a gummy smile can be fixed. However, the type of gummy smile correction treatment required will depend on what’s causing the excessive gingival display. For instance, the causes of gummy smile can be categorized into four components: tooth, gum, lip and jaw issues.

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Types of Gummy smile treatment

Gingivectomy is the surgical removal of extra gum tissue to correct a gummy smile. It is utilised to shape and contour the gums in an aesthetic way. Here, the periodontist will reshape your gum line and remove excess gum tissue from the crown of the teeth using a gingivectomy laser tool or dental instruments.

Crown Lengthening

This outpatient surgical procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth, as well as sculpting the gumline to move it higher up. The surgery is performed by a specialist known as a periodontist and may also require bone shaving so more of the teeth are exposed.

If your gummy smile is caused by the downward movement of the upper teeth or excessive growth of the upper jawbone, orthodontic treatment may be the solution. An orthodontist will use braces or aligners to help reposition your teeth into a more suitable position which can correct some gummy smiles.

This surgery entails removing a small portion of the upper gum tissue to reposition the upper lip. The procedure makes the gum less visible when smiling or laughing. To reposition your lip, two minor incisions are made under the lip and then sutured once the desired position is achieved.

Laser gum treatment is a pain-free alternative to traditional periodontal surgery to reshape your gum line. Your periodontist will start the process by first numbing your gums with local anaesthesia. They will then use a high-powered laser device to precisely shave off the extra portion of gum tissue.


Most frequently asked questions

The cost of gummy smile treatment will be determined by your periodontist on the day of your consultation. The price will depend on your dental issue and the kind of treatment you will need.

If you practise good dental hygiene and keep your teeth and gums healthy naturally, then, you could be a good candidate for the gummy smile treatment. You will also need to make sure that you have no prior restoration dental work done on your teeth. Gummy smile treatments are usually preferred among people who have short teeth.
It is important to note that, you cannot become a candidate for the gummy smile treatment if you have tooth rot, periodontal (gum) diseases, or other bleeding disorders.

Yes, there are several options to fix a gummy smile. The treatment you will undergo will depend on the type of issue you are facing. Some of the common procedures for fixing a gummy smile are gingivectomy, lip repositioning, crown lengthening, orthodontic treatment and laser gum contouring.

You will need to consult a periodontist, who is a specialist in issues relating to the gums and jawbone. They are also experts in handling challenging dental implant cases and are known for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.

  • After the gummy smile treatment, our periodontists will also recommend you undergo certain cosmetic procedures such as getting porcelain veneers or a teeth whitening procedures; to enhance the look of your teeth.
  • For a few weeks after the gum sculpting surgery, you will need to avoid brushing or flossing on the treated area. In terms of mouthwash, it is preferred to use an alcohol-free mouthwash or saltwater rinse.
  • It is important to note that you should neither take over-the-counter pain relievers as they may impede your healing process. Instead, use the medicines prescribed by your dentist. Also, do not take aspirin as it may cause bleeding.
  • In the days following your surgery, you must avoid spicy and crunchy foods at all costs. These will aggravate the area and slow your recovery.
  • Laser treatment offers minimally invasive and more precise cuts. They also cauterize cuts that are made along the way, so there is less bleeding and no need for stitches. With gummy smiles laser treatment, you will feel less pain and have faster recovery times, making it the preferred smile makeover in today’s day and age.

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