|A more open smile is often more attractive, but in some cases the greater distance between the lips only exposes more of your gums and draws attention away from your teeth and the rest of your face. This patient came in for a consultation with Los Angeles implant dentist and periodontist Dr. Alex Farnoosh because although she had healthy gums and well-positioned teeth, she felt that her smile was less attractive because it exposed so much of her gums.
While some dentists and dental surgeons focus on only one area of the smile as the key to correcting every patient’s look, Dr. Farnoosh understands that your smile is as unique as you are. An imbalanced look can result from a whole range of factors including poor positioning of the teeth, blotchy gums, and lips that expose too much of the gum tissue when you smile. Dr. Farnoosh structures his examinations and procedure plans to create harmony through the “Total Smile” approach, which aims to balance the appearance of the teeth, gums, and lips.
After her procedure, you see that this small adjustment to her gummy smile has dramatically improved her look. The patient’s smile still has an open, attractive look and maintains its overall shape in relation to the rest of the face, but now that the upper lip rests at a better position above the gum line, we notice her teeth and lips rather than her gums. As a result her smile appears happier and more relaxed, and more attractive overall.
Surgeon: Dr. Alex Farnoosh
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