When smiling, if a large mount of gum can be seen, this is referred to as excessive gingival display - or a gummy smile. This can cause some people to feel self concious and embarrassed - stopping them from smiling.
There can be many different causes for a gummy smile. Sometimes the muscles controlling your upper lip cause it to rise quite high, making your gums more prominent. At other times you may have excessive gum tissue, causing your teeth look shorter than they really are. Gummy smiles may even be caused by the shape of your jaw bone and mouth.
There are different ways to treat a gummy smile, and one method in which we specialise is through the use of porcelain veneers. These are used to increase the amount of tooth on display, and give the appearance of larger teeth.
If you feel concious about your smile, why not take advantage of our free e-consultation and find out exactly how we can help.