Gummy Smile

Gummy Smile Procedures

The optimal smile line appearance should reveal the least amount of gum tissue possible!

[A smile is considered “gummy” when it reveals an excessive amount of gums. Many dentists treat this condition by altering the gumline, but plastic surgeons have devised techniques to improve a gummy smile by cutting some of the muscles that elevate the lip and inserting a spacer implant to prevent these muscles from reconnecting. The procedure takes less than an hour with minimal downtime.]
CREDIT: Dr. Richard Ellenbogen

Gummy smiles occur for a variety of reasons, most commonly a short upper lip, excessive gum tissue or small teeth, all of which are genetic. According to Dr. Stan Heifetz, a cosmetic dentist in New York and White Plains whose office treated Ms. Miller-Pence, ideal smiles show up only to about two millimeters of gum. “Anything over three to four millimeters of gum showing starts to look ‘gummy,’ ” he said.

Our Cupertino Dental Services

Preventative Dentistry

Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics is known for creating beautiful smiles, and that always starts with helping you achieve the best in oral health. Smile makeovers begin with regular hygiene visits and dental exams to check for possible problems. With regular care from our Cupertino general dentists, we can help prevent some of the issues that might later threaten your smile’s appearance.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

When you speak, it’s not always your words that others notice – it’s often your smile. If you suffer from embarrassment and lack of self-confidence caused by stained, crooked, cracked, or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help! If you cover your mouth while talking or smiling and don’t feel good about showing off your teeth, a smile makeover from Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics in Cupertino, CA can provide a solution. From simple smile touch-ups to full-on extreme smile makeovers, our cosmetic dentists come highly recommended.

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Restorative Dentistry

Rebuilding damaged smiles and restoring beauty. Your smile’s appearance can be threatened by dental damage, disease, and decay. Bring it back to beauty with restorative dentistry care from Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics in Cupertino. As excellent cosmetic dentists, our team understands how to not only fix broken smiles, but do it with cosmetic-quality materials and techniques.

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Root Canal Therapy

Our hope is that with regular general dentistry checkups at Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics in Cupertino residents can avoid root canal therapy. However, if you find yourself in need of root canal therapy, it’s good to know you can rely on the same dental office where you receive your other dental care. Without root canal therapy, a tooth infection can lead to tooth loss – keeping your smile whole and healthy is what we’re all about, which is why we offer this vital service.

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Appointments

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Contact Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics in Cupertino to schedule your cleaning, exam, and other general dentistry services. We serve patients from Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Los Altos as well as Cupertino.

Esthetic Services & Injections

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Botox/Dysport for Gummy Smile

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About Our Cupertino Dental Office

Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics offers full-service dentistry. Bringing together technology and amenities allows us to provide you with top notch dental care in a relaxing setting. We maintain a spa-like atmosphere to help you feel pampered during your visits to Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics.