Treating the Gummy Smile
The gummy smile can be a blessing when the patient gets older so it is important that all of the dentistry have a plan that will also work 20 years from now.
It is not in the patient’s best interest to remove all of the “gummy smile” when they are only 20 years of age because when they are 45 years of age, the gummy smile may be completely gone due to the aging process. However, some patients can benefit from a reduction in the gummy smile with a quick surgical procedure that does not even require stitches.
The treatment is fast, the patient can go to work the next day in most cases. Other patients may require a more extensive surgery because they have a big gummy smile but the analysis and treatment are on a case by case basis.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA