What Can Fix a Gummy Smile?

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How Can I Improve My Gummy Smile

You may have asked yourself, “how can I improve a gummy smile”,  because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they’re covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs a dental crown lengthening procedure or gingivectomy.

Gingivectomy or Crown Lengthening

Both. They are basically the same procedure. A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger.

What is Crown Lengthening? What is a Gingivectomy?

Gingivectomy is a dental procedure often done for both cosmetic and health-related reasons. It involves the removal of some of the tissue of the gingiva, or gums, to achieve a more pleasing appearance, or to make the teeth and gumline easier to clean.

Crown Lengthening is an oral surgery treatment that involves removing excess gum tissue, and possibly some bone, around the upper teeth to make them look longer.crown_lengthening

Call our office now to fix a gummy smile!

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072


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