What causes a gummy smile that requires a gum lift?
There are people who show an excessive amount of their gums when they smile. Severe cases of gummy smile may make it near impossible for people affected with this condition to close their mouth completely.
Genetics play a major role in the cause of a significant amount of gums, but other factors include long maxillary alveolar bone, misaligned teeth, short lips, periodontitis, and protruded teeth. Recontouring your gums with gum surgery can make a dramatic difference on the overall balance and look of your smile (see smile gallery).
Is it necessary to undergo a gum lift?
An excessive amount of gum tissue will not cause any medical problems for you in the future, but it does alter the smile in a way that makes it appear lopsided or uneven. Gum surgery is the only way to fix this dilemma.
Although you can ignore this problem and still be in good health, it will affect you psychologically. It is only natural for us to feel self-conscious about how we look which is why a gum lift is exactly what we need in order to smile with confidence.