You may have recently lost a tooth or have a loose tooth that’s raring to go. Replacing missing teeth is important not only to the health of the other teeth, but to general health as well. If a tooth isn’t replaced, chewing difficulty will not be the only setback; teeth loss can cause other problems such as more lost teeth, and can mess up the spacing and alignment. A solution to this problem is dental implants.
You may have encountered people who have more gums than teeth when they smile, or you may be that person. This condition is called a gummy smile, and it can make the upper teeth become partially hidden. Normally, the upper lip should sit just above the top of the teeth when smiling. With gummy smiles, however, there is an excessive display of the upper gum. There is no reason to be alarmed as this condition can be treated by a dentist in Charlotte, NC with a procedure called gum contouring or gum reshaping.