I have a gummy smile and wondered if there is something my dentist can do to change that and give me one of those smile makeovers I keep seeing online?
It is possible to have a beautiful smile makeover done for someone with a gummy smile. However, one word of caution. this is very advanced and way beyond the capabilities of your typical dentist. You will need an expert cosmetic dentist for this. Beware of dentists who want to send you to an oral surgeon and cut your upper jaw. Not only is this invasive and expensive, but unnecessary and dangerous. It will likely lead you to TMJ Disorder.
Instead, you want a cosmetic dentist to do what is known as a gum lift. This removes a small amount of gum tissue, which will expose the bone beneath. Then, they can place porcelain veneers, which will cover the bone and completely make-over your smile.
Porcelain veneers can change anything you want about your smile, including the shape, size, and color. Please only go to an expert cosmetic dentist with this. I would look for someone who is AACD accredited. These are among the top 1% of cosmetic dentists in the country.
This blog is brought to you by Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael Weiss.