When you smile, are you troubled by the appearance of your gums? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have what is known as a gummy smile. With this condition, an undesirable amount of gums are revealed when the lips turn up in a smile. Other people have gum lines that are uneven and make them feel self-conscious when they smile.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your gums, the good news is that help is available. Your cosmetic dentist can perform a procedure known as a gum lift to resolve this problem. After a gum lift, your upper lip won’t lift as much when you smile so that a smaller amount of your gums are exposed. In some cases, with uneven gums, a small skin graft can be used to create an even appearance.
Don’t let your gum line compromise your confidence in your smile. Call the office of NYC dentist Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. for help. We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including Invisalign. Learn more about our practice by calling (212) 661-9777.