Gummy Lines

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Doctor led facial aesthetics

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.

Over 15% of the population suffer from something called ‘’gummy lines’’ or a ‘’gummy smile’’ in which gum tissue is disproportionate to teeth ratio, leaving patients incredibly self-conscious with their smile.  In most instances this often occurs when the muscles in the upper lip is hyperactive, causing it to elevate too far above the teeth and expose too much of the underlying gum tissue. Patients who have a ‘gummy smile’ may feel it detracts from the overall attractiveness of their appearance as it makes their teeth look smaller or shorter in comparison.

Here at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre, we offer no-obligation appointments for patients that are looking to fix this problem and achieve the smile of their dreams.  Find out more about how we can help you to attain the perfect smile by calling us today directly on 020 8942 8943.

In reality you deserve to smile as often as possible, however your happiness can be hindered if you are not  100%  comfortable with the way you look.

What causes gummy lines and smiles?

There are a number of factors that cause gummy lines and gummy smiles with problems including teeth, lips and the gum tissue itself.  Your upper lip plays a big part in the appearance of your smile; the average lip moves 6-8 millimeters when smiling, so when hyper-mobility occurs, the lip may rise too much, revealing more gum tissue.  A short upper lip can also have this revealing effect that results in a smile overtaken by gum tissue.  Other common causes of gummy smiles are where teeth are small in comparison to the gums due to genetics or wear and gums that may be too enlarged.

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.


Muscle relaxing injections that we use to achieve the perfect smile offer a range of benefits.  They offer a safe, approved and non-surgical way to correct a gummy smile.  It is a temporary solution and its effects are fully reversible.  Although its full benefit may not be seen for a couple of weeks after a treatment, the effects will typically last for about three to four months. Muscle relaxing injections are quick and convenient to administer and Westbury Dental Care offers some of the most competitive prices and treatment plans near you.

Who is a suitable candidate?

It’s highly important that you visit us for an initial consultation so that we can understand if you are a suitable candidate for gummy smile treatments.  If you have previously not had this type of treatment before, our medical practitioners will ask you a set of important questions that will get us quickly to the conclusion of whether you are suitable or not.  However, the following type of people are NOT a suitable candidate for the treatment;-

  • Women who are pregnant.
  • Women who are currently breastfeeding.
  • People who are taking anticoagulant medication.
  • People who suffered previous allergic reactions.

If you are a suitable candidate for the treatment, it’s important that you listen to all advice we give to you for before and after the treatment.  Our team will put together detailed aftercare plans for you so that you can properly look after the treated areas.

Contact Westbury Dental Care and Dental Implant Centre

If you have a gummy smile and you’re looking for expert treatments to do something about it, we would love to hear from you.  Using completely safe muscle relaxing injection treatments, we are able to help you achieve the smile that you crave.  Call us today on 020 8942 8943!

We use only the highest quality products for the most effective and long-lasting results