Gummy Smiles, The Disturber Smile

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Gummy Smiles,

The 'Disturber' Smile

Smiling can boost your self-confidence and improve your appearance, and it plays an important role in your social life. A beautiful smile can make you look more attractive and strengthen your friendly impression. In addition to clean and healthy teeth, a beautiful smile is also supported by a good lip line, gum color, and also the balance of the appearance of your teeth and gums when you smile. One of the most common annoying things that people experience with a smile is the gummy smile. What are gummy smiles? In this article, we will discuss more about the gummy smile, its causes, and how to deal with the gummy smile.

Gummy Smile is a condition where the gums appear wide when someone smiles, or simply a smile that shows too much of the gums. According to a study on the gummy smile, a smile that is good and considered attractive is one that shows gums that are 2mm wide or less. If a person has a smile that shows gums 3mm wide or more, then that smile can be classified as a gummy smile. It turns out that gummy smiles are more common in women, some data say that gummy smiles occur in 14% of women and 7% of men. A good, attractive smile ideally shows gum tissue that is balanced and not too wide, and in harmony with the upper lip. Even so, the gummy smile is sometimes considered trivial, but for the owner of the gummy smile, it becomes a slightly disturbing aesthetic problem, especially in interacting with other people.

There are several factors that can cause a person to have a gummy smile, including:

  • Abnormal Tooth Eruption

Gummy smiles can occur due to less than optimal tooth eruption, this causes part of the surface of the clinical crown of the tooth to be covered by gum tissue which makes the gums appear wider. This condition of tooth eruption and abnormal tooth movement is also called passive eruption.

  • Hypermobile Lips

Gummy smiles can also occur in conditions where the muscles that move the lips are overactive which causes excessive movement of the lips when smiling, causing the gums to appear wider when smiling.

  • Excessive Maxillary Growth

Gummy smiles can occur due to vertical maxillary excess in which the maxillary bone grows longer than usual, making the gums more exposed when someone smiles.

  • Heredity Factor

A small 2014 study by the International Journal of Dentistry found that the gummy smile condition may be a trait that runs in families.

The condition of the gummy smile can be treated with several medical treatments, but keep in mind, you should consult with your dentist first. The dentist will conduct an examination to determine the exact cause of your gummy smile condition. Investigations in the form of X-rays may also be done to determine the condition of the roots of the teeth and jaw bones more clearly. The dentist will likely refer you for follow-up treatment to a specialist dentist such as; periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, and/or plastic surgeon. There are several medical treatments that can be done to treat the condition of the gummy smile, depending on your clinical condition, including: laser treatment, lip repositioning surgery, orthodontic treatment, surgery on gingival tissue and bone to create healthier and more attractive gum contours, surgery maxillofacial surgery to position the maxillary bone, as well as Botox treatment to reduce the activity of hyperactive lip muscles so that the gums are not too exposed when smiling.

Make your dream come true to have a beautiful smile without overexposed gums with the right care according to your needs to avoid unwanted risks. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is ready to serve you with complete facilities including X-rays, and of course the best professional dentists in their fields. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful views of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km. Entrust your dental care to the dentist at the best dental clinic in Bali of your choice.

BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center
Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.


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