Do you feel your smile shows too much of your gums?
Excess gum tissue can hide healthy, bright teeth and distract from your overall smile.
While we love all smiles at Jovan Prosthodontics, many Round Rock, TX, patients turn to our dentist for treatment to fix their gummy smiles.
What Causes a Gummy Smile?
Excessive Gum Tissue
Known medically as gingival hyperplasia, excessive gum tissue occurs when your gums have grown too much and cover more of your teeth than they should, resulting in a smile that appears "gummy."
Overactive Lip Muscles
Some people have very flexible, hypermobile upper lip muscles that can lift too high when they smile, which leads to showing more of their gum tissue.
Short Upper Lip
The length of your upper lip can influence a gummy smile. If your upper lip doesn't cover your gums when you smile, it can make the gum tissue more visible.
Altered Tooth Eruption
Also known as altered passive eruption, this dental condition occurs when the normal process of tooth eruption and gum tissue development is disrupted, leading to the appearance of shorter and squarer teeth.
Excessive Jaw Growth
Vertical maxillary excess occurs when the upper jaw grows too much vertically, making your lower face look longer. It's one of the most common causes of a gummy smile.
Dentoalveolar extrusion occurs when the upper front teeth move down too much, making your gums more visible.
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