Gummy smile or showing too much pink tissue can be a result of developmental growth alteration, genetics, overgrown gums as a result of poor oral hygiene often seen in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, and heavy wear.
Gum lift or Esthetic Crown Lengthening is done to correct gummy smile and short teeth by exposing more of patient's natural teeth and reducing visibility of their gum line.
Esthetic crown lengthening procedure involves reshaping excess gum and bone tissue and can be done to several teeth or to the entire arch to expose a more broad and beautiful smile. Laser reshaping is often performed at the end of the procedure for optimum esthetic results. To achieve superior esthetics, esthetic crown lengthening may be combined with placement of porcelain veneers.
If you have any questions about the types of services we provide that you would like answered before you visit, please feel free to contact us. The San Francisco Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants team looks forward to meeting you and putting you on the path to the perfect smile.