A gummy smile can be caused by excessive gum tissue covering more enamel surface of a tooth's crown (upper portion) than normal. If that is the case, a procedure known as “crown lengthening” can be performed, in which gum tissue (and sometimes a small amount of bone tissue) is removed to expose more tooth surface.
The treatment of a gummy smile, also known as gingivectomy, is the process by which the dentist removes excess gum tissue that causes your teeth to look too short and boxy.
Causes of a gummy smile:
- Excessive gum tissue.
- Disproportionate jaw formation.
- Excessive bone tissue around the teeth.
- Short upper lip.
- By using various equipments and new technology, we can gently and permanently remove the excess gum tissue that is hiding the top of the teeth.
This treatment to make your teeth more proportional to the perfect smile.