Gummysmile treatment

Gummy smile
A gummy smile makes a situation aesthetically difficult to solve. It means that a lot of gum is shown when a person smiles. Depending on the height of the visible gum different methods can be used. In single cases where only a little bit of gum needs to be removed, periodontal surgery can be done in form of surgical crown lengthening. In extreme cases, the question needs to be asked if a larger surgical procedure, a dysgnathy operation, should be performed to correct the situation.
There is no question about the risk-benefit analysis that needs to be done prior to such an invasive procedure. Nevertheless, these procedures offer patients a solution that can lead to a better quality of life.