Excessive gingival display (gummy smile) is an aesthetic concern to some patients. Depending on the cause of gummy smile, the treatment options vary. The treatment options range from:
- Gingival tissue removal and crown lengthening surgery to expose the surface of short teeth
- Orthodontic intrusion of the teeth
- Orthognathic surgery where there is a skeletal issue
- Lip repositioning surgery
A thorough evaluation is needed to determine the cause and needed treatment to improve gummy smile.
At our periodontal office we perform crown lengthening, gingivectomy, and lip repositioning procedures.