Smile Makeover

A smile makeover, also known as a digital smile design, is a customized cosmetic dentistry treatment that aims to improve the appearance of a person's smile. It typically involves different procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and gum aesthetics treatments. A smile makeover aims to create a healthy, white, and attractive smile by improving the appearance of the teeth and gums.

It is a total smile makeover that can involve veneers on all visible teeth of the upper and lower jaw and can improve self-confidence. The process is often referred to as a Hollywood smile, as it is inspired by the beauty standard seen in Hollywood celebrities' smiles. The result of a smile makeover is a dazzling and natural-looking smile.

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile, also known as a gum smile, is a condition where more than 3 mm of gums are visible when a person smiles. This can create an imbalance in the smile's appearance and can be aesthetically unpleasing. A gummy smile is more common in women and can affect about 10% of women between the ages of 20 and 30.

The treatment for a gummy smile is a cosmetic dental procedure known as pink aesthetics or smile makeover. This procedure aims to correct the appearance of the gums and create a more harmonious and balanced smile. This can be achieved through different techniques, such as laser gum contouring, orthodontic treatment, or veneers or crowns. The treatment plan will vary depending on the individual case, and the dentist will design it after evaluating the patient's condition.

Causes of Gummy Smile

Short Teeth (Real Gummy Smile) In some cases, a gummy smile can be caused by teeth that are shorter than normal. This can be due to genetics, tooth decay, or previous dental work that removed a significant amount of tooth structure. This can also be caused by an overactive muscle that pulls the upper lip up during smiling.

Small Jaw In some cases, a gummy smile can be caused by a small jaw or malocclusion. This can result in the upper Jaw position being too far forward, which can cause the gums to appear more prominent when smiling.

Elongated Upper Lip In some cases, a gummy smile can be caused by an elongated upper lip. This can be due to genetics or previous dental work altering the lip's shape.

It should be noted that the duration and materials required for a smile makeover can vary depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient, as well as the experience and expertise of the dentist performing the treatment. Additionally, it's important to remember that a smile makeover is a complex procedure, requiring multiple appointments and requiring not just the work of the dentist but also the creation of a dental laboratory. The dentist will determine the process and duration after a detailed examination and consultation with the patient.