Treatment for a "Gummy" Smile
Esthetic Crown Lengthening

One of the most common reasons people have a gummy smile is due to a diagnosis called "altered passive eruption".  With altered passive eruption, patients have normal tooth length but they are covered by the gums.  Once the gums are re-contoured, the patient will show more teeth and less gums when they smile.  Esthetic crown lengthening is a permanent solution to fix a gummy smile with minimal pain.  As shown in the before and after pictures the gum is re-contoured in order to provide a more esthetic smile.

Maxillary Lip Repositioning

Sometimes people have a gummy smile due to a hyperactive upper lip.  If this is the case, a procedure call maxillary lip repositioning can be done to correct the issue.  It is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a great esthetic outcome.