How To Fix A Gummy Smile

Crown Lengthening

Periodontists are able to help their patients improve their gummy smiles by reducing excess gum tissue to expose the natural tooth form when patients either have short or small teeth, or when too much gum tissue is visible when smiling. One procedure commonly performed to address this problem is called “esthetic crown lengthening”.

Your teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue and appear small. Or, your teeth are the right size, but there may be too much gum showing when you smile. Periodontists are specialists that work on the gums and surrounding tissues, often using minimally invasive procedures to change the look of your gums in order to improve the look of your smile. They can also perform lip repositioning procedures which can reposition the lips to show less gum tissue when smiling. Periodontists will work in concert with your general dentist when the appearance of your teeth also needs to be improved. This will in turn help you smile with more confidence and increase your self-esteem.