Have you ever wondered why your teeth don’t look the way you want? The world of cosmetic dentistry is rapidly evolving and changing as far as what’s possible. There are a few constants though that without proper consideration and management can make even the best dental work, not produce the desired outcome.

One of the most important aspects of cosmetic dentistry is what is referred to as “gingival display” or how much of your gums are visible when you’re smiling! Cosmetic dentistry is commonly thought of to be how white your teeth are, how big they are, etc. What most people don’t pay attention to is how much your gingival display plays a role in the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.

The images below give some examples of what I mean. Everyone’s ideal smile is different but this is a good example of just how important gums can be to the appearance of your smile. Look through and see which one looks best to you!


For even more before and afters see the attached video: 

This is just one aspect of Cosmetic Dentistry that can make a huge impact. Cosmetic dentistry will continue to be covered in this blog over the next few weeks so stay tuned to find out the other secrets to unlocking your smile’s potential!

If you have questions regarding how to get the smile you’ve always wanted, please give us a call and we would be happy to talk with you!

About the Author

Dr. Ryan Zentz

Dr. Ryan Zentz

Dr. Zentz was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Zoology and an emphasis on Human Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Zentz then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he received the Charles L. Bolender Award for academic and clinical excellence in prosthodontics.