Before we explore the options for treating a gummy smile, the short answer to whether veneers can fix a gummy smile, is yes. View Dr Joe Oliver’s gummy smile treatment London to see some of the amazing results that have been achieved using veneers to fix gummy smiles.

Can veneers fix a gummy smile?

Excessive gingival display, also known as a gummy smile, can leave some patients feeling self-conscious or embarrassed. In some cases, extra gum tissue causes the gum line to overlap the natural teeth, making the teeth look shorter than they are.

Sometimes a gummy smile is the result of the muscles in the upper lip lifting the lip higher and causing more gum tissue to show. A gummy smile can also be the consequence of a jaw development problem that has affected the shape of the jaw bone and mouth.

Book a free online consultation to explore our treatment options for your gummy smile. Call the clinic on 020 4579 1354 or email at your earliest convenience. 

Whatever the cause of your gummy smile, we are here to help fix it with professional treatment. Veneers with Dr Joe Oliver are a highly effective and popular solution for helping to correct a gummy smile and provide sparkling white teeth in the process.

How to reduce excess gum tissue

We offer non-surgical treatment options to correct the appearance of excess gum tissue safely. You don’t necessarily need to have lip repositioning surgery or laser gum contouring to correct a gummy smile.

While jaw problems and a hyperactive upper lip may benefit from repositioning surgery, if gummy smiles are simply a result of removing excess gum tissue, this can be done via orthodontic treatment or with cosmetic solutions such as veneers.

How are veneers used to fix a gummy smile?

Using veneers to correct a gummy smile can have the same results as crown lengthening surgery, with less pain in the process. Veneers provide a permanent solution for gummy smiles, and can help move teeth into the correct position while also removing excess gum tissue.

Veneers are an effective treatment option that increases the amount of tooth shown when you smile, and gives dramatic teeth whitening results too. Veneers can help to sculpt the gums without pain or the need for laser gum contouring. With more teeth on display, the smile appears less gummy, since the gum line will be far less visible.

Are veneers a permanent solution for fixing a gummy smile?

Veneers involve a minimally invasive procedure that provides long-lasting correction for a gummy smile. With proper care, veneers can be permanent, though they may need to be fixed or replaced should they become chipped or cracked.

Veneers are one of the best non surgical options to fix a gummy smile. They are an enhancement for the natural teeth and are not invasive on the remaining tissue of the gums.

What is the procedure for fitting veneers to a gummy smile?

When treating a gummy smile with veneers, the dentist removes a small amount of the overlapping gum tissue before fixing the veneer to the teeth. This may require several sessions depending on the extent of the gum tissue that needs to be removed, to allow ample healing time between treatments.

Dr Joe Oliver is a specialist cosmetic dentist with over 30 years’ experience fitting more than 40,000 veneers. Most patients do not experience discomfort with veneers, but as the teeth need to be prepared for veneer bonding, some sensitivity can occur at this stage.

Even a severe gummy smile can be transformed completely with porcelain veneers. By reducing the gum line and using veneers to lengthen the teeth, the appearance of gums will be greatly reduced when you smile.

About Dr Joe Oliver

Dr Joe Oliver is London’s leading cosmetic dentist with a wealth of knowledge in veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontic treatment, gum contouring and much more. He consults from a private clinic in London and also offers treatment from his Manchester clinic.

You may recognise him from being one of the expert dentists on Channel 4’s Ten Years Younger, and he also features regularly in popular media including The Sunday Times, Vogue, Grazia and OK magazine to name a few. Previous patients include award winning actors, musicians, models and sports stars.

Next steps

If you’re ready to transform your gummy smile, take the next step by booking an appointment to come and see us at your earliest convenience. You can also book a free initial consultation online and upload a picture of your gummy smile for assessment. Call 020 4579 1354 or email for more information about any of our cosmetic dental procedures.

Dr Joe Oliver has helped countless patients transform a gummy smile with expert treatment. Book your appointment today and look forward to a smile you can be proud of.