Gummy Smile

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:

  1. Gingival tissue removal and crown lengthening surgery to expose the surface of short teeth
  2. Orthodontic intrusion of the teeth
  3. Orthognathic surgery where there is a skeletal issue
  4. Lip repositioning surgery
  5. Botox®

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.

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