Would a gum reshaping help my smile? (Photo)
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Gummy Smile Correction
Thank you for your question and your photos. I see you just finished orthodontic treatment and normally I ask my patients to have a cleaning soon thereafter and we monitor your gums for changes as the gums become healthier from the therapy you just underwent. I would recommend a minimum of 8 to 12 weeks of healing before your gums are examined for smile enhancements due to gummy smile. The most ideal specialist for this is a periodontist with experience in gummy smile correction. Good luck!
you will benefit from gum lift
( gingivectomy/Ethetic crown lengthening ) procedure. Some of your teeth appear shorter than they really are ( covered by gum tissue / excess bone)
as with any surgery there are some risks assiciated with this procedure;
- Gum recession
- Tooth mobility
- post surgical discomfort/ swelling/ brusing
for best results you will need to get a referral to a board certified periodontist
all the best
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