Gummy Smile Treatment

Gummy Smile Treatment Houston

Gummy smile is a condition that occurs when excess amounts of gums show when one smiles fully.  Individuals with “altered passive eruption” often presents with gummy smile, with teeth being shorter than usual.  In addition, gummy smile can also be due to the size of the jaw bone holding the teeth, overactive lips, certain underlying health conditions, or medications that lead to excess gum growth.  Depending on the cause(s), gummy smile can be treated with one or more of the following:

  • esthetic crown lengthening
  • gingivectomy
  • lip repositioning/reverse vestibuloplasty