Gummy Smile
in Loughborough

Does Your Smile
Reveal More Gums Than You’d Like?

At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough we often see patients with a ‘gummy smile’. This is when too much of the gingival (gum) tissue shows when you smile. Sometimes, although the teeth may be the correct length, excessive gum tissue growing down the tooth can make teeth appear too short, causing a low and uneven gum-line which results in a ‘gummy’ smile.

Gummy smiles are not harmful and more common than you think. However, patients often feel their gummy smiles are unattractive which can cause embarrassment and knock their self-esteem.

Anthony Hudson

Absolutely 100% for customer service, customer care, range of treatments and hygiene. Polite, friendly, clean and organised.

Treating a Gummy Smile?

At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough, we have several solutions available to successfully treat a gummy smile:

  • Gum Contouring – Gum contouring techniques can be used to remove excess gum to improve the appearance of uneven gum lines and gummy smiles. Type of treatment depends on how much excess gum is showing.
  • Orthodontics (braces) – This treatment is particularly effective for younger patients in order to help prevent gummy smiles appearing in older years.
  • Anti-ageing treatment – We can use muscle relaxing therapy to the muscles in the lip area, causing it to drop and hide the excess gum tissue completely.

These treatments are known as crown lengthening procedures and can reduce the amount of gum tissue to make your teeth more visible when you smile.

Debbie Edwards

This place is absolutely amazing the customer care and attention to detail is 5 star. I want to say an extra big thank you to Mandeep (dentist) and Ellie (nurse) for being with me every step of the way, your aftercare and support has been overwhelming and I’m so so pleased with the end result 😊. Anybody reading this review believe me Ascent Dental Care Loughborough is honestly the best.

Before & After

Gummy Smile

This patient was unhappy with the alignment of her teeth and her gummy smile. We used orthodontic treatment to align the teeth and reduce the gummy smile.


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Ascent Dental


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