While for most people smiling is an expression of happiness, individuals whose gums stand out more than their smile, often feel self-conscious.
Thankfully, gummy smiles can be easy to reduce. It is simple, quick and does not require surgery nor laser.
There is a little muscle that runs down the side of the nose and pulls up the upper lip. Helping this muscle relax with therapeutic Botox® allows the lips to cover more gum.
Added Benefit: The patient shown above is a mouth-breather. We were able to reduce her chronic gingivitis by keeping the gums covered.
Your new smile will last about 3-4 months.
Call us for more information at (415) 576-9800 to schedule a free consultation.
Why Choose a Dentist for Botox® and Dermal Fillers?
As a Dentist, who has a background as a Registered Nurse, Dr. Gogol-Mach is very familiar with two things: the function of each facial muscle and giving intra oral injections. Dentist’s give more injections and are trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas (chin to forehead) more than any other health professional that is allowed to deliver Botox and Dermal Fillers.
As a Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Gogol-Mach has been designing perfect smiles with veneers, crowns and sophisticated materials that mimic natural enamel for the past 20 years. She has a high level of sophistication in facial aesthetics including the structures that “frame” a smile (perioral muscles and lips).
When designing a smile, Dr. Gogol-Mach realizes she cannot ignore the structures that “frame” her beautiful work. Eliminating deep wrinkles and plumping up lips with Botox and fillers, adds to the overall smile design. Ignoring the rest of the face will limit the final, overall aesthetic result.
Fillers are also used inside the mouth with gum treatments to reduce black triangles and enhance tissue around dental implants.