Correcting the Gummy Smile

The gummy smile makes the teeth look short and not in proportion with the patient's face. By sculpting the gum to make the teeth appear more natural, the smile can be greatly enhanced. (See Irregular Gum Levels - Clinical Case).

Gummy smile results in short teeth
with irregular gum margins

After tissue sculpting and veneers,
a beautiful smile with teeth the
proper size for the patient's face


Overgrowth of gum tissue
during orthodontics

Healed tissue with a
pleasing appearance.


Healed tissue with a
pleasing appearance