A gummy smile usually means you have extra, bulky gum tissue. You may feel like this excess tissue detracts from the appearance of your smile. Your teeth may appear too short or too small in proportion to your gum line. Experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Elisa Mello can administer BOTOX® injections to lessen the appearance of a gummy smile. Please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mello.
BOTOX® for a Gorgeous, Appealing Smile
BOTOX® injections prevent your upper lip from rising too high, which exposes the excess gum tissue above the upper row of your teeth. Your smile will still look natural and attractive, but it won't reveal more than is aesthetically pleasing.
Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib also perform laser re-contouring of gummy smiles, which, like BOTOX®, has the benefit of being minimally invasive and requiring little to no recovery afterward. BOTOX® is completely non-surgical and may be a great fit for your expectations of cost and appointment time. When you visit our practice for an individualized consultation, we'll discuss both options with you, plus any other treatments that may be a good fit for achieving the goals you have for your smile.
Benefits of a BOTOX® Gum Lift
The only way to know if this type of gummy smile treatment is right for you is to visit our experienced dentists for a one-on-one consultation. We'll help you decide the best course of action for achieving the smile of your dreams. We are committed to providing BOTOX® treatment for gummy smiles because of the tremendous benefits it offers you:
- Injection appointment is completed quickly
- No downtime required
- Results can last as long as 3 to 4 months
- Effect can be restored with a re-injection appointment
Although many dentists offer BOTOX®, you deserve the high-quality results of a dentist experienced and trained in this method. Dr. Elisa Mello knows how to administer BOTOX® in a way that will create a less gummy smile, while retaining the natural beauty and youthfulness of your smile.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a BOTOX® Gum Lift?
The BOTOX® gum lift procedure can help to reduce the appearance of excessive gum tissue. The best candidates for the procedure are patients whose teeth are being obscured by a gummy smile.
We offer various techniques for gum recontouring. During your initial consultation, we can discuss all of your options to help you determine if the BOTOX® gum lift or another procedure will work best for your needs.
How to Prepare for a BOTOX® Gum Lift
Nothing will need to be done in preparation for your BOTOX® gum lift procedure. Injections are carefully placed to help guard against discomfort and, because it is a non-invasive procedure, there will be no recovery time required after treatment.
What Is the BOTOX® Gum Lift Procedure Like?
During a BOTOX® gum lift, injections are placed into pre-selected areas of the upper lip. This allows the lip to relax, helping to cover excessive gingival tissue.
Unlike laser gum recontouring or the surgical reshaping of gum tissue, the BOTOX® gum lift does not reduce the amount of gingival tissue present but rather allows the lips to comfortably cover the gums for a more attractive smile.
Recovery & Aftercare
BOTOX® gum lift is a non-invasive procedure. You may have some slight redness and mild discomfort at the injection sites, but these things should self-correct within a few days. Many patients are able to resume normal activities immediately. Others find more comfort in waiting for 12 to 24 hours before engaging in more demanding tasks. We will work directly with you to help ensure your comfort following treatment.
How Often Can I Undergo a BOTOX® Gum Lift?
BOTOX® gum lift produces temporary results. To maintain these results, touch-up treatments will be needed every three to four months. It is safe for most individuals to undergo BOTOX® treatment every 90 to 120 days.
For longer-lasting results, laser gum recontouring may be a better solution. We will discuss all of your options during your initial consultation to help ensure you are making the best choice for your needs.
To learn more about BOTOX® for improving the look of an overly gummy smile, please call NYC Smile Design, at 212-452-3344, to schedule a consultation. We serve all of Manhattan and the surrounding areas.