Gummy Smile Correction in Turkey


Operation Time : Aprox 1 Hour
After Operation Recovery Time : 3-5 Days
Hospital Stay : -
Healing Time : 3-5 Days
Return To Work Time : Same Day
Hotel Acommodation : None


Understanding Gummy Smile Correction

Gummy smile correction addresses the issue of excessive gum tissue that creates an imbalanced gum-to-tooth ratio, affecting the appearance of a smile. Contrary to the common belief that short teeth are the cause, the real problem often lies in the overgrowth of gum tissue covering the teeth. This condition can usually be treated with simple cosmetic procedures, though more complex cases might require crowns or veneers to enhance the smile's appearance.

Who Can Benefit from Gummy Smile Correction?

Gummy smile correction is intended for individuals whose smiles expose a significant amount of gum tissue. Several factors can contribute to this condition:

  • Excessive Gum Tissue: Overgrowth of gum tissue can cover too much of the teeth.
  • Hyperactive Upper Lip: An upper lip that lifts too high when smiling can reveal more gum tissue.
  • Short Teeth: Naturally shorter teeth can give the illusion of a gummy smile.
  • Abnormal Tooth Eruption: Teeth that erupt abnormally can expose more gum tissue.
  • Muscle Activity: Overactive muscles in the upper lip can contribute to a gummy smile.

A thorough examination by a dentist or cosmetic dentistry specialist can determine candidacy for gummy smile correction. Treatment options may include:

  • Gum Contouring: Also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this involves removing excess gum tissue.
  • Orthodontics: Braces or other orthodontic treatments may help reposition teeth to address the gummy smile.
  • Lip Lowering: A surgical procedure to reduce upper lip movement.
  • Maxillofacial Surgery: In severe cases, surgery on the upper jaw may be required.

The Benefits of Laser Technology for Gummy Smile Correction

Using laser technology for gummy smile correction offers several advantages:

  • Stitch-free gingivectomy procedure.
  • Precise gum reshaping with high accuracy.
  • Reduced risk of infection.
  • Minimized blood loss.
  • Faster recovery time.
  • Immediate and noticeable results.

The Gummy Smile Correction Procedure


For mild cases, a gingivectomy involves using a dental laser to gently remove excess gum tissue without the need for sutures. Patients typically resume normal activities the next day.

Crown Lengthening

For more severe cases, crown lengthening involves more extensive tissue reduction. The procedure includes contouring the gums around each tooth, lifting the tissue off the bone, and repositioning it. Healing usually takes 5 to 7 weeks.

Leveraging Dental Laser Technology

Our clinic uses advanced dental laser technology to recontour gums and reveal more of the natural tooth structure. This technique minimizes sensitivity and provides a natural-looking smile with proper tooth length and beauty.


Gummy smile correction typically requires one appointment and a recovery period of about one week. If additional procedures like crowns or veneers are needed, 2 to 5 extra appointments may be required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is a gummy smile corrected?

Methods include orthodontic treatments, maxillofacial surgery, Botox injections, and dental procedures like crown lengthening.

What is crown lengthening?

A dental procedure to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the tooth's surface, performed surgically or with laser technology.

Can orthodontic treatment correct a gummy smile?

Yes, orthodontic treatments such as braces or Invisalign can be used to reposition teeth and address the underlying issues contributing to a gummy smile.

How does Botox help with gummy smile correction?

Botox injections can be used to relax the muscles that elevate the upper lip, preventing it from lifting too high and exposing excessive gum tissue.

Is gummy smile correction painful?

The level of discomfort varies depending on the chosen method. Surgical procedures may involve some post-operative discomfort, while non-surgical options like Botox injections are generally less painful.

Are the results of gummy smile correction permanent?

Results depend on the method, with surgical and orthodontic treatments offering long-term or permanent results, while Botox requires periodic touch-ups.

What is the recovery time for gummy smile correction surgery?

Recovery time varies; swelling and discomfort can last from a few days to weeks. Follow your dentist or surgeon's care instructions for optimal recovery.

Are there any risks?

Risks include potential infection, swelling, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Discuss potential risks with your healthcare provider before the procedure.

How much does gummy smile correction cost?

Costs vary based on the method, case complexity, and location. Consult your dentist or oral surgeon for a personalized estimate.

Can teenagers undergo gummy smile correction?

Orthodontic treatments may be suitable for teenagers, but the approach depends on individual factors and should be discussed with a qualified orthodontist.

For a consultation or more information on gummy smile correction, please contact us. Our experienced dental professionals are committed to helping you achieve a confident, harmonious smile.