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Gummy Smile Treatment in Mumbai

A beautiful look with bright smile is the desire of every girl. We all feel confident and happy with a better smile. Just imagine not being able to smile properly or feeling conscious about the gums showing too much when you are smiling. Every smile is beautiful but sometimes there are some deformities or misalignments of teeth that can make your smile look dull or even forced. One such common concern that people look for in smile corrections is the gummy smile correction treatment. Gummy smile or excessive gingival display is a condition when the gums excessively visible when smiling. Gummy smile is nothing but excessive gingival display. There are no exact criteria for finding out a gummy smile. It is the smile that shows excessive amount of gum under the upper lip. It is a very common clinical condition, which need to be aesthetically corrected. In general a gum display of 3 mm or more in a disproportionate manner is considered to be a gummy smile. However, it is not a cause of worry, with the advancement of technology and science; it is possible to correct them the gummy simile easily. Gummy smile is an aesthetic problem. Cosmetic dentistry in India has a number of treatments for this. 


Gummy smile can be caused because of many reasons such as hereditary, medications, proportion of gums and tooth display or lip differences. Some common causes of gummy similes include: 

  • Abnormal dental eruption: This is the delay in the passive eruption of the upper teeth. Sometime sizes of the upper anterior teeth are abnormal, which can cause the gummy smile. 
  • Hyper function of upper lip: The elevator muscles of the lip are hyper active. Short upper lip will give the appearance of gummy smile or sometimes the hyper active elevator muscle of upper lip can be the only cause. 
  • Excessive growth of maxillary bone: The bones of upper jaws grow more than normal length and it called as vertical maxillary excess. This will make the gum line more visible than normal. It will also create the malocclusion of the teeth. 
  • Over eruption of maxillary anterior teeth: This creates imbalance between the ratio of teeth and the gum. 
  • Over growth of gum tissues: Excessive growth of the gingival tissue may cover the tooth surface and cause the inappropriate gum line. 
  • Dentoalveolar extrusion: It is the condition when upper teeth and gum both grow too far causing the gums to be visible when you smile. 

The cause of gummy simile can be any one of the above-mentioned reasons or a combination of the described factors. Whatever might be reason we, at The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai are committed to help you correct the gummy simile to the best of your expectations. Our smile experts have years of detailed and immense practical learning and are renowned for creating individualized smile correction treatments depending on the patient’s requirements. 


The first step to good gummy smile correction to have one of the top cosmetic smile dentists in India examine your teeth, gums, and lips and share your expectations with him. At The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai, we use specialised modern computer based tools to help redesign the smile that will be ideal to your facial structure. The best gummy smile correct in Mumbai is to treat the root cause and then fix it accordingly. 

The common treatment for gummy smile correction in India include 

Gingivectomy: Gingivectomy is also called as popularly known as gum contouring surgery. Best cosmetic dentists in Mumbai use perform this procedure using  either a laser or scalpel to reshape the excess gum covering the teeth surface. The objective of this gummy smile treatment in Mumbai is to reduce the gum tissues by revealing enamel. The procedure is done under the local anaesthesia. This procedure includes cleaning the target area; isolating it and then removing the excess parts very carefully. The area is then smoothed out and covered using laminates and veneers as the cosmetic dentist sees fit. 

Crown lengthening: In this treatment for gummy smile in Mumbai, excess gum tissues and the underline bone is cut and reshaped, so that the full size of teeth is exposed. This procedure is used when large amount of gingival tissues need to be removed. In this procedure, the flap of the surrounding tissue of the teeth is lifted  and then the excess gum tissues are scooped out followed by proper shaping of the teeth and gums. 

Gum-recontouring: This is a dental procedure performed by the dentist. In this procedure, the top cosmetic  dentist in India will reshape the gum line. It is done at The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai with the use of advanced laser technology, and is therefore a completely painless procedure. This treatment is also beneficial for good oral hygiene purposes. 

Root planing and scaling: This process for gummy smile reduction in Mumbai is used when the enlargement of gums is due to the inflammation and infection of gingival. Dental surgeons deep clean the root surface to remove the dental plaque and calculus and then planning of the root is done. It will reduce the inflammation and as a result the gummy appearance. 

Lip repositioning: It is a simple and safe surgical procedure. This procedure is indicated in a short lip or hyper mobile upper lip. This gummy smile correction in Mumbai done under local anaesthesia, and the connective tissues of upper lip are removed and this results in restriction of ‘elevator’ muscle. 

Orthognathic surgery: In this treatment ‘jaw line’ correction (recontouring the upper jaw and secure in the proper position) is done through the surgery, under general anaesthesia and with hospital stay. Because it is more intensive procedure, one should consult the orthodontist as well as maxillofacial surgeon. 

Botox: It is temporary way of correcting the gummy smile in India. This is a minimally invasive procedure in which Botox is injected in the upper lip resulting in temporary paralysis of elevator muscles that control the lip movement. It is usually injected in three elevator muscle of the upper lip, which covers the lateral side of the ala of nose. It has to be repeated every 2-3 months. 

Post care after Gummy Smile Correction Treatment in Mumbai 

Every successful treatment needs a proper after care. Patient should follow the all the instruction suggested by dentist for gummy smile treatment in Mumbai. Some common dental advice includes: 

  • Proper rest for the targeted area at least for three days. This will ensure that your operated oral segment will get enough time for healing.
  • Rinse the oral cavity and the treated area with the salt or warm saline water; it will help to reduce the pain or discomfort and the inflammation of this area.
  • Proper oral hygiene maintenance; one must be careful for that. Hard bristle brush or harsh brushing can cause the rupture of gum tissue and lead to bleeding.
  • Do the mouthwash rise advised by the dentist; it must be medicated.
  • Take the prescribed medication, and follow the instructions regarding medication.
  • Avoid eating spicy, and hot food for a few days, as it may cause burning sensation or bleeding from the treated site.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. During the course of medication some medicines can contraindicate with alcohol. Smoking or use of straw may cause the dislodgement of the blood clot.
  • Minimize the use of removable dental appliances as per the requirement.
  • Avoid carbonated sugary drinks. They may interfere with the healing process..

What is the cost of the Gummy Smile Treatment in Mumbai? 

The cost of gummy smile treatment in Mumbai varies with many factors. The two prime factors dictating the price variations for gummy smile correction are the type of treatment and the expertise of the cosmetic dental surgeon in India. Other factors influencing the price of gummy smile treatment in India include your personal oral hygiene and the amount of correction needed to bring about the ideal smile. Our expert award winning cosmetic dentists ensure that you get the best possible results with no chances of post-surgery complications and corrections. 

Why Choose The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai? 

With so many options of Gummy Smile treatment Clinics in Mumbai, you might not feel clear on why to choose The Esthetic Clinics Mumbai for carrying out this important decision of your life. The answer is as simple as it can get, our attention to details! Yes, at The Esthetic Clinics we believe in providing the best to our clients irrespective of how simple or complicated their dental condition might be. Our team of professionals are committed to putting their best foot forward when it comes to equipment, testing procedures, pre-procedure and post-procedure care. Our well-occupied laboratories have the most advanced technological devices to carry out all the testing procedures in the most precise manner. This ensures our personalised assistance to our patients every step of the way. 


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Dr. Debraj Shome

Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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