Gum contouring is a valuable tool that a cosmetic dentist uses to help create a gorgeous and beautiful smile. The lips and gums act as a frame for a patient's smile. Healthy gums are a very important part of a pleasant appearence. It's not just the teeth that look beautiful, it's the combination of everything that is seen in the smile. When there is too much gum, it gives the patient an unattractive gummy smile even if the teeth are wonderfully aligned and proportioned well. There is more to a smile than just teeth!
During cosmetic gum contouring, gingivectomy and gingivoplasty are used and a beautiful smile is usually achievable. A gingivectomy only involves excess gum removal and can often be performed if there is a small excess of gum tissue. However, with a bigger problem, the gum tissue still looks bulky and too thick after the gingivectomy procedure. Healthy gums appear thin and thicken as they move away from the teeth. Gingivoplasty is the procedure used to thin gum tissues that are too thick.
Crown lengthening is a more extensive procedure than simple gum contouring and must be well planned. If there is too much bone underneath the gums and this bone has to be removed to create a beautiful contour, then crown lengthening is performed. This procedure involves removing and/or contouring both the gum tissues and underlying bone. In most cases, it is used to lengthen the appearance of previously short teeth and to prepare for porcelain veneers or all porcelain crowns.
A really gorgeous smile is created by a combination of several different elements. Everything, not just the teeth, should be beautifully arranged. Cosmetic dental care should start with a detailed study of a patient's smile and a personal and specific plan to improve it. Dr.Sunita enjoys smile design and uses gum contouring to achieve an attractive smile. If you would like a cosmetic consultation with her to find out what Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you, please make an appointment by calling 022-26056645. It's the first step in taking really great care of yourself.
Types Of Gummy Smiles :
Mild Gummy Smile
A mild gummy smile is fairly common and generally refers to gums that cover less than a quarter of the visible tooth area when someone smiles. Mild gummy smiles could also include single teeth or a few teeth that are affected by excessive gum formation.
Moderate Gummy Smile
Moderate Gummy Smiles are also reasonably common and include smiles where between a quarter to half of the exposed tooth area is covered by the gums.
Advance Gummy Smile
Advanced Gummy Smiles occur where up to three quarters of a persons visible tooth area when smiling is covered by the gums.
Sever Gummy Smile
A Gummy Smile is said to be severe when almost all a persons tooth area is covered by the gums when smiling. However, even severe gummy smiles are treatable by an experienced dental surgeon.
Gummy Smile / Gingivoplasty/ Gingivectomy is also called as CROWN LENGHTHENING PROCEDURE Or CLP
Some periodontal procedures aid in helping to lay the foundation for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or improve the esthetics of your smile/gum line. If you think you have a "gummy" smile because your teeth look too short, it may actually be that your teeth are of proper lengths but too much gum tissue covers them. Crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure that helps to correct this.
During this procedure, excess gum tissue and bone are removed and/or reshaped to expose more of your natural tooth. This can be done to a single tooth, or even several teeth, to even your gum line to expose a natural, broad smile.
Crown lengthening can also be recommended to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. If your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or there is not enough tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge, crown lengthening can help. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so that the restoration is possible and the tooth can be saved.