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3 Ways to Address Your Gummy Smile with a Cosmetic Dentist

December 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 12:01 am
An older woman addressing her gummy smile in Century City.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are more than enough ways to personalize a treatment that meets your specific needs. But what do you do when it’s not your teeth you want to address, but your gum tissue? Many people note that if they didn’t have excessive gum tissue covering their teeth, they would feel far more confident showing off their smile in public. If you’re looking for a way to address a gummy smile in Century City, it’s worth keeping these three treatments in mind.


You may not have realized it before, but Botox is actually a fantastic way to address many cosmetic concerns regarding your smile. It’s often used to address fine lines and wrinkles in facial tissue, but it can also be used to correct a smile that appears “gummy.” It works by relaxing the muscles in the upper lip and limits its movement when smiling. This ensures the upper lip effectively covers the gum tissue.

On average, you can expect your Botox treatment to last about three months before needing retreatment. With that said, it’s considered a minimally invasive procedure and can typically be completed in a single appointment.


While clear aligners are used to shift teeth into straight positions, they can also provide a positive effect on your gum tissue’s appearance. As the aligners are worn, they gently shift teeth into healthier positions. Not only does this make your smile straighter and more even, but it also shifts your gum tissue, making it far less visible when you smile! The length of your treatment may also be shorter overall depending on your specific needs compared to those choosing treatment to straighten teeth.

Gum Recontouring

One of the more common solutions for adjusting gum tissue, gum recontouring is a quick, easy, and minimally invasive solution that’s become more popular in recent years. By gently removing unnecessary tissue covering your teeth, we can not only expose more of your enamel, but make your gum line more even and balanced. The result is a smile that is not just more visible, but fuller and larger. In most cases, dentists can complete treatment in just one appointment!

Are you ready for a smile you can feel confident showing to friends and family? Schedule an appointment with a dentist to get your gummy smile corrected!

About Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry

When you need cosmetic dentistry to address a gummy smile, don’t hesitate to call the dental professionals at Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry. Their wide array of cosmetic services are proven to be very effective at making smiles look fuller and balanced. To schedule an appointment, you can contact them through their website.

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