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Who Qualifies for Gummy Smile Treatment?

Some people are born with a great smile, while others struggle with issues like a gummy smile. There are now more treatment options than ever before when it comes to a gummy smile which is a fantastic thing to note for those struggling with this issue. For those looking for a treatment for a gummy smile in Orange County, CA, Dr. Claire Cho with Claire Cho DDS can help.

Who Qualifies for Gummy Smile Treatment In Orange County CA Area

What is a Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile is a smile where the gums of the teeth, most commonly the top teeth, come down below the lip line when someone smiles. This means that the gums can be clearly seen when the individual is smiling, giving the appearance of smaller teeth. This is not a super serious medical issue, but it can affect the person’s self-esteem with the gummy smile and make it hard to clean the full tooth properly as a portion of the tooth is still below the gumline. Those that qualify are patients with healthy gum tissue and healthy teeth.

There are a few treatments for this type of issue, and the most common is to trim the gums. This process involves removing a portion of the gums covering the tooth to expose more of the tooth and make the teeth appear more prominent. This may also be referred to as a gum lift or a crown lengthening, and it makes the tooth longer and helps lessen the gumminess of the smile. In some cases, the tooth under the gumline may be damaged or maybe decayed. In those cases, the issue is repaired, and you can even have veneers or enamel bonding to restore the tooth.

A gummy smile can be very troubling for some, keeping them from smiling at all because they do not like their teeth. This is a great way to restore the teeth, reshape your smile, and help give you the courage and teeth you have always wanted.

For more information or to set up an appointment with Claire Cho at Claire Cho DDS, call (949) 541-2529 today to get the smile that you have always wanted and that you deserve.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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