The amount of cosmetic work that can be done to the teeth is remarkable and that is also down to some remarkable innovations in technology. But it’s not just all about the teeth, it’s about the shaping of the lips and gums too and the way you smile. Some people can be born with perfectly great teeth, yet are blighted by having too much gum or a wayward lip that shows just too much teeth and gums- this is known as the ‘gummy’ smile.
However, even this is a stroll in the park for your dentist these days. If you have minimal teeth showing because of too much gum, you can have the gum removed from around the teeth with laser surgery in a very quick and cheap operation that will give your front teeth a normal length again. If your lip rises way above your teeth and gums when you smile, you can have a small operation that prevents the lips from going to high. Either way, dentists are making ‘gummy’ smiles extinct with some easy and efficient treatments that they are only too willing to talk to you about if you feel you have a problem.