Some patients show a lot of gingiva and small, square teeth when smiling. Sometimes this esthetic problem is due to excess gingiva covering part of the tooth enamel in the upper jaw. It usually affects young patients, or people who have had orthodontic treatment.
To improve the esthetics of the smile, tooth lengthening microsurgery is performed, eliminating excessive exposure of the upper gum. To correct the gummy smile, it is necessary to remove the excess millimeters of gum that hide the teeth. This is performed under local anesthesia and painless and after having performed a smile design prior to treatment (DSD). The results are immediate, achieving a wider, more esthetic smile with a better proportion between gums and teeth.
We present the clinical case of a 25 year old patient where we have performed a gum recontouring microsurgery, lengthening the teeth and reducing the gum that shows when smiling, to achieve a more harmonious smile.
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and if you have any questions about how to correct the aesthetics of your smile, request an appointment and we will advise you.
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