TREATMENT
Gum Lift for Gummy Smile

What is a gummy smile and how is it surgically repaired?

The presence of excess gum tissue or a high lip line results in the appearance of short teeth and a gummy smile which can be surgically repaired by

  • Gum contouring
    • Gingivectomy – to remove excess gum tissue that has grown on and around the teeth
    • Crown lengthening surgery – to reveal more of the natural teeth
  • Hypermobile Lip Surgery – for high lip line

 

 

How is the procedure done?

  • GUM CONTOURING
    • The excess gum tissue is excised surgically or by using a laser (Gingivectomy )or
    • Excess gum as well as bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural teeth (Crown lengthening surgery)
    • A temporary puttylike substance is then placed over the gum line to protect the gums while they heal

  • HYPERMOBILE LIP SURGERY
    • The gum tissue under the lip is reattached at a level that is closer to the teeth, thus limiting excessive upward movement of the lip in patients with high lip line.

 

 

 

 

 
Panel Of Specialist

Dentistry
Dr. Zainal Hamid
MBBS, FRCP, MRCP (UK)