One of the most common dental problems that patients see a Las Vegas cosmetic dentist to address is the “gummy smile.” When you’re suffering from overly prominent gums that seem to overtake your teeth, you’re likely not confident in your smile.

A gummy smile can make it appear as if your teeth are stained or discolored. And this problem can affect you even if you do everything right and practice sound dental hygiene.

Fortunately, we have solutions at Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry. When you see a Las Vegas cosmetic dentist who works at our office, you get a chance to talk to a trained, experienced professional.

If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area and you want to speak to an experienced cosmetic dentist about treating your gummy smile, please call Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry today at 702-445-7075.

Causes of Gummy Smiles

The precise cause of a gummy smile will vary by patient. Most of the time, the cause is something out of a patient’s control, but it’s still important to discuss particular roots of the gummy smile condition.

Some common causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Frequent breathing through the mouth, which causes gum tissue to dry up and become more vulnerable to disease
  • Certain medicines, including Diclectin and Cyclosporine
  • A hyper-active muscle that controls the movement of your upper lip
  • Poor dental hygiene leading to gum problems

Whatever the cause of your gummy smile, it’s not a condition you just have to live with. We can address your concerns.

Treating a Gummy Smile

Dentistry for a gummy smile is common, safe and, thankfully, rather simple. And we have years of experience with it.

Treating your gummy smile is one of the key uses for laser dentistry. First, a Las Vegas cosmetic dentist will anesthetize your gums so that you will feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure.

Then, we use a soft, effective, soft-tissue dental laser to gently remove excess gum tissue. This serves to re-contour the gum line, not only leaving you with less gum tissue, but also a more attractive and pleasant smile. Most patients are even able to watch a movie during the procedure.

This procedure is simple and short, and it presents no significant risks to you. Modern dental lasers are exceptionally precise, and in the skilled hands of a Las Vegas cosmetic dentist at Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry, it’s a particularly safe tool.

We will answer all of your questions and help you decide if laser gum re-contouring is right for you.

If you’re a resident of the Las Vegas, Nevada area and need a cosmetic dentist you can trust, please contact Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry today.