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Gummy Smile Correction

Facial esthetics is dependent on the harmony between face, lips, teeth and gums. Gums, lips and teeth alignment define the esthetic zone of a smile frame.

What is Gummy Smile?

The excessive gingival display when a patient smiles(3mm or more) is known as a gummy smile. This can be associated with short clinical crown of upper anterior teeth.

Ideal smile and facial esthetic principles follows the integration of dental parameters and gingival parameters as well

Causes of Gummy smile are:

  • Maxillary protrusion
  • Short upper lip
  • Altered passive eruption
  • Short clinical crown height

How to correct gummy smile?

Treatment of Gummy Smile:Recontouring of Gums using LASER by correcting the Gingival overgrowth thereby increasing the height of the short anatomical crown


  1. After assessment of patient’s expectation and understanding of the possible therapeutic solution, the expected result mock up is shown on a dental cast.
  2. We at Excel Dental Care use LASER to reshape/recontour your gums, increase the length of your clinical crown and remove excess gum tissue.
  3. This is a pain free, comfortable & fast procedure that will correct your gummy smile and improve your smile.