How can I fix an uneven gum line?Cosmetic Dentistry
My teeth are relatively straight, but I have a slanted gum line that makes my smile uneven. I would like to fix this, as I am going for my pre-wedding shoot.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
There are several reasons for an uneven gum line - sometimes it’s a skeletal/jaw problem that in turn influences the position of the teeth and gums; sometimes it could be the gums that didn’t retreat as the teeth erupted; or sometimes it could be the position or hyperactivity of the lip that results in more gums shown when you smile as your lip moves up.
Depending on the underlying cause, the treatment options would vary. If it’s purely some excessive gums, a non-complicated gum surgery can be performed to fix the uneven look. Do take note that any surgical gum treatment would require a 2-3 month healing period so do factor in enough time before your big day!
I hope this information helps!
Dr Daylene Leong