[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.
…My teeth were making me feel sick and I was facing lots of issues with them. I consulted with an Implant Dentist in Cupertino earlier, but there was no relief. However, I get what I was looking for here and now condition of my teeth is too good…