If the crowns of your teeth are completely hidden by your gums, you might have a condition known as “gummy smile”. However, a procedure known as a dental crown lengthening will be able to address this situation. Why might this be used?
– Only a small portion of the gums will be removed.
– The crowns of your teeth will be exposed to a greater extent.
– Your smile will appear more natural.
“Gummy smile is typically the result of genetics and is more common in women than in men.”
Learn about the other reasons why a dentist may choose this procedure: