Gummy Smile

When you smile, do you feel that you show more gum than teeth?

Do you feel that your teeth appear to be too short compared to the amount of gum tissue displayed?

If you have answered yes, you may have a condition that is commonly called a “gummy smile” or excessive gingival display.

Gummy smile can have a negative effect on the aesthetics of your smile and your confidence. Here at DrBK, Dr Khanna has developed simple treatments to reduce the appearance of gum tissue with outstanding results. See below for our portfolio.

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Why do I have Gummy smile?

An excessive display of gum tissue in your upper jaw can result from the abnormal eruption of your teeth. Sometimes teeth that are covered by excessive gum tissue can appear shorter even though they may be of usual size.

In some cases the muscles that controls the movement of your upper lip could be hyperactive, causing your upper lip to rise up higher than normal. When this occurs, more of your gum tissue is exposed when you smile.

During your consultation at DrBK we will be able to discuss the possible causes and individual treatment options that would be tailored to you.

Treatment options

We have ample experience in treating this and have restored many patients confidence with relatively simple treatments.

Once you have seen us for a consultation we will be able to discuss with you the treatment options that are available to you which may include one of the following:

  • Reduction of upper lip movement utilising Botulinum toxin (BTX), which is now more commonly referred to as “Botox”
  • Crown lengthening using a Laser treatment to reduce the amount of gum tissue around the teeth.
  • Further Dental treatments

What is Botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin is a purified protein which is injected into the muscle. This allows the muscle to temporarily relax, which can help to soften facial expressions and can improve the signs of aging.

How long until I can see the benefits?

The product usually takes 2-3 days to start working and the effects can last up to 4 months depending on the strength of your muscles and your individual response to the product.

Are there any side effects?

Like all medicines Botulinum toxin can cause side effects, any reactions are generally minimal and temporary. You may find that there can be some slight discomfort as the needle enters the skin and you may have some bruising or bleeding where the needle has been placed.

Very rarely, Botulinum toxin may result in muscle weakness. All other rare, although possible side effects can be found within the patient information leaflet which comes with the product. Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to give this too you.

If you are concerned or feel you are having a reaction please do not hesitate to contact us or your GP.

What to expect on the day

Before the treatment any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed. The product is placed into the muscle with a fine needle. You shouldn’t experience any discomfort. However, if you are sensitive we can use a topical anaesthetic cream, although in most cases this is not necessary.
The treatment itself will take 15 minutes and you can return to your usual activities immediately afterwards.

Aftercare

After having treatment with Botulinumtoxin you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, Sauna’s and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks. You will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks later for any adjusting that may be necessary.

Testimonials

"I spent years not being able to smile as I hated my teeth, I was told many years ago that it would be impossible to straighten them, this left me with no confidence… Then I was told to visit Dr Bob Khanna… Today I feel great about myself, I have learned to smile again & I owe this to Dr Bob & his wonderful team. Many many thanks Dr Khanna for the work you have done, I will remain a loyal customer to you in the future." - Annie

"I could not be happier with the results Prof Bob Khanna has given me, from the very start the staff at Dr BK clinic were very informative and helpful. My nose now looks as it did before I damaged it, Prof Bob Khanna listened to my exact needs and as to what I wanted to achieve, and this shows in the way my nose now looks, I will definitely continue to come back to the clinic for future treatment…" - Jason

"If you want a comprehensive, safe, quick and satisfactory treatment for your face just visit dr bob Khanna. I got my tear troughs, cheeks & non-surgical facelift done yesterday, it was pain free, took less than 20 minutes, huge transformation in a very natural way immediately and now I can't be happier… Would never get safer hands than Dr Bob's. He is a magician, love you for making me love my mirror again" - Rand

"I had been diagnosed with bruxism by my dentist and had been wearing a plastic mouthpiece every night for over five years. I read about the BK Clinic in a national newspaper and made an appointment… The team were very warm, friendly and put me at ease. Professor Khanna diagnosed my problem within minutes… Within 2 weeks I was pain-free, sleeping better and my ugly mouthpiece was ditched… I would not hesitate in recommending the DrBK Clinic, Professor Khanna is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and I only wish I had discovered his services sooner." - Sarah

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"This is the first time in my life I felt "safe" in a dentist. The building was stunning, everything was clean and felt less like a dentist and more like a spa and honestly Dr Khanna was so supportive towards me! 100% recommend especially if you are as afraid as me!" - Laura

Professor Bob And his wonderful caring team is the only clinic to go. I am always reassured and always feel welcome. I feel I am in the magic hands of Professor Bob. Pain free fabulous results. He simply loves his profession loves people and cares. What more an you ask for. Professor Bob achieves his work of art." - Renee

"I couldn't fault my experience, Prof Bob Khanna and the staff at the clinic were friendly and professional at all times. I would recommend visiting the clinic as you will be in the best hands. 10/10 for service and results." - Natasha

"Fantastic place, well looked after from the moment you walk through the door. I could not be any happier with my results there are amazing, wouldn't recommend anywhere else." - Jemma

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