Smiles are uniquely your own and the first thing that shows someone your personality without saying a word. From greeting people at a business meeting to saying hi to your closest friends and loved ones, it is important to feel confident. If you’re embarrassed about your smile, a periodontist can help in improving the appearance of the teeth and gums. In the case of a smile that involves smaller teeth, also known as a gummy smile, your doctor will be able to help you with a procedure of esthetic crown lengthening.
When your doctor recommends esthetic crown lengthening, you are managing a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when your soft tissue covers more of your teeth than is shown. There is nothing wrong with a gummier smile, but if it affects your confidence, there are solutions available.