Gummy smile

A gummy smile is when there is a disproportionate amount of gum tissue showing compared with actual tooth structure when a patient smiles. A smile is generally perceived as “gummy” when 4mm of gum tissue shows whilst a person is fully smiling.

If your smile looks gummy to you, it is important to visiting ONE STOP DENTAL CARE for a consultation with our dental team to determine what the cause is. Our dental team will recommend and provide appropriate and personalised treatment procedures for you.

Causes of a Gummy Smile:

Gummy smiles are caused by one or more factors, these may include:

  • Teeth did not fully erupt (altered passive eruption)
  • Gum hypertrophy
  • Hyperactive lip

Treatment options:

  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum Reshaping(gingivectomy)
  • Combine Braces and Intrusion
  • Surgery

Come to ONE STOP DENTAL CARE and discover how we can transform your smile. We aim to make you feel more confident and smile the way you’ve always dreamed.

Call us on:

Haymarket: 9211 3809
Cabramatta: 9724 0466