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Gummy Smile

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A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, is a condition that describes too much gum tissue being exposed upon smiling.

There are varying degrees of this condition, from person to person, with gum smile severity ranging from mild to moderate to severe.

A mild gum smile sees between 2 and 4 mls of exposed gum tissue, moderate gum smile reveals between 4 and 6 mls of gum tissue, and a severe gum smile displays more than 6 mls of gum tissue when smiling.

The causes of a gummy smile can vary, including: possessing large gums (gingival hypertrophy), a short upper lip, small teeth, a hyperactive upper lip, an overgrowth of the upper jaw causing bulging gums, or worn down teeth compromising the proportionate balance between the teeth and gums.

These factors are all associated with dental aesthetics and what can determine the ‘perfect smile’, with genetics being the main cause for this common complaint.

A person who possesses a gummy smile can often feel that it is unattractive, causing feelings of self-consciousness when smiling and laughing.

At Ambra Aesthetic Clinic a gummy smile can be treated using a specially formulated treatment. This procedure sees the muscle that controls the top lip being treated, resulting in the lip contracting less and thus revealing a smaller amount of the gum.

The effects of successfully treating a gummy smile can be life changing, allowing you to be able to smile and laugh with confidence.

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Used Dr Maryam McMillan for a few years now. She is AMAZING. Would not trust anyone else with my face now. So happy. Feel the most confident I’ve ever felt. Prices are good and service even better x

Five stars Callie Jayne 5 months ago

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Five stars Alice Katz 2 months ago

I would highly recommend Maryam and her team at Ambra Aesthetic clinic, my husband had dental treatment with straightening and whitening of his teeth and the results are amazing. I have also had various treatments and we are both very pleased with the service, kindness shown and professionalism. Thank you Ambra. See you soon.

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Five stars Dan 2 months ago

Such friendly, professional service! Dr Maryam is brilliant and everyone at the clinic is so helpful. Ambra is excellent at Profilho, dermal fillers and Hydrafacial. It is like a top Central London aesthetic clinic on your doorstep – only with easy parking and lovely people!

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