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Good-bye Gummy Smile!

What is a “gummy” smile? It is when your upper teeth appear to be smaller because there is an excessive outgrowth of gum tissue.

Thus you will perceive that your upper teeth are too short when compared to the amount of gum tissue that you have.

You are not alone, many Hollywood artists and even renowned Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho had gummy teeth. Although this condition can affect the aesthetics of your smile it can easily be corrected.

An excessive display of gum tissue in your upper jaw can result from the abnormal eruption of the teeth. Teeth covered by excessive gum tissue appear short, even though they may actually be the proper length.

The muscle that controls the movement of your upper lip could be hyperactive, causing your upper lip to rise up higher than normal. When this occurs, more of your gum tissue is exposed when you smile.

The manner in which your upper jaw bone grew and developed could cause the appearance of a gummy smile. For example when an excessive bulging protrusion of the upper jaw within the gum tissue develops this would cause an obvious gummy appearance when you smile.

Depending on the cause gummy teeth the following procedures can result in a major improvement of this condition: laser treatments, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, surgical lip repositioning and surgical sculpting of the gingival tissues.

At Prisma Dental, we can re-shape and re-contour your gum tissues so that you will achieve a perfect balance and size of your front teeth. This procedure is completed with minimal to no pain and a rapid recovery time is ensured.

Call us today to see if this procedure can help you achieve the smile that will keep you smiling.

By: Prisma Dental

For any questions about our dental services you can contact us at or to our phone numbers: (506) 2291-5151 in Costa Rica or toll free at 866-741-8194 in United States.

Good-bye Gummy Smile!
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