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Gummy Smile Treatment

One of the traits that can impact the appearance of your smile is too much gum tissue. A “gummy smile” can make some people self-conscious, choosing to hide their smile behind closed lips. There are cosmetic options to combat a gummy appearance and create even, longer teeth that are desirable for a beautiful smile. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we offer a few different options to treat a gummy smile and create the look you desire.

There are two aspects that contribute to a gummy smile, excess gum tissue and an over-active upper lip. Often the teeth only appear shorter due to too much-exposed gum tissue. If the excess gum tissue is trimmed away, more of the teeth are shown, and they look longer. In some cases, the gums can regrow, and bone trimming is needed to permanently reduce excess gum tissue. For some, an over-active upper lip exposes more gum than required. In all scenarios, it is important to consider maintaining the best oral health while achieving the cosmetic appearance desired.

Options for Treating a Gummy Smile

Our cosmetic dental team at Gilreath Family Dentistry can determine the best option for treating a gummy smile. Each patient is unique, and the treatment needed to create their desired smile can vary. Some may only need one option, while others can benefit from combining two or more treatments to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile. Treatments we offer include:

  • Gum sculpting or reshaping surgery to remove excess gum tissue
    Photos of before and after gum reshaping procedure Marietta, GA.
  • Botox injections to relax the muscles in an over-active upper lip
    Before and after gummy smile, botox treatment Marietta, GA.

Considering how important your smile is to your overall appearance, making sure it looks its best is a worthwhile endeavor. If you have a gummy smile and want a new look, there are options available. Contact our office in Marietta to schedule a consultation to learn more about treatments for improving your gummy smile.

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Please call us at (770) 796-7081.

Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

Our Office

Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

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