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By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
October 08, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Excessive Gums  

Whether it’s a professional headshot for work, or a family portrait for the yearly holiday card, you want to be noticed for your beautiful and glowing teeth - not your gums. But this doesn't have to mean a lifetime of pictures with a closed lip, Mona Lisa smile. There areExcessive Gums several cosmetic dental procedures available at The Bonner Dental Network in Washington that can treat your gummy smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington

Gum lifts and soft tissue grafts can help augment excessive or uneven gums for a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing smile.

Cosmetic Treatments for a Gummy Smile

Crown lengthening is typically used to make room for a dental crown or filling by removing excess gum and bone tissue. Your dentist can also use the procedure to trim excessive gum tissue for correcting a gummy smile. A crown lengthening can also make the teeth easier to clean and prevent bacteria from pooling under the gum line.

A gum lift or soft tissue graft is another option available to help manage excessive gum tissue, which most commonly occurs around the top teeth. Like a crown lengthening, a gum lift can help to correct a gummy smile by pulling back excess gum tissue and helping to even out the gum line for a more natural-looking, even smile.

While a gummy smile is a cosmetic issue that does not necessarily impact oral health and hygiene, it can lead to issues with self-confidence and affect quality of life. For more information on cosmetic dental options for fixing a gummy smile, contact The Bonner Dental Network in D.C. today at (202) 470-2888 to schedule a consultation.


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