If you have a gummy smile, you know how your self-esteem and confidence may be affected when you smile and talk with others. Socializing may cause you to feel embarrassed at how your teeth appear small and your gum tissue is out of balance. With the gummy smile procedure at Chase Inspired Dentistry, you can achieve harmony between the teeth and gums for improved self-confidence in social situations. Dr. Chase Larsen and his team help Draper, Utah, area patients determine if they are proper candidates for the gummy smile treatment.
A gummy smile is when an excessive amount of gum tissue shows below the upper lip when smiling. This can make teeth appear shorter than normal, unbalanced, and disproportionate to the face. It can also be caused by hyperactive muscles that cause the upper lip to rise too high during a smile, exposing more gum tissue.
The gummy smile treatment provided at our office is gingivectomy. This treatment, also known as gum contouring, can help with rebalancing the number of teeth exposed and the amount of visible gum tissue. The procedure is performed by gently reshaping the excess gum tissue to show more of the natural tooth structure.
After a gummy smile treatment, patients are often surprised at how much their smiles have improved and how their self-esteem has been uplifted. With the appropriate amount of tissue removed, your smile will have more harmony and balance.
A consultation visit with Dr. Chase Larsen is the first step in learning more about gingivectomy and whether or not you are a proper candidate. Most patients with a gummy smile will benefit from this procedure or may want to talk to the dentist about an alternative, such as neuromodulator injections in the upper lip, to relax it and avoid the exposure of too much gum tissue when smiling.
If you are searching for a dentist in the Draper, UT, community that offers the gummy smile procedure, or gingivectomy, now is the time to connect with Chase Inspired Dentistry. Call (801) 683-5239 to schedule your visit.
Dr. Chase Larsen, DMD, strives to provide his patients with undetectable cosmetic and restorative
minimally-invasive techniques. He is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. He loves helping patients feel confident about their smiles and teaches cosmetic dentistry to colleagues throughout the country.