Gummy Smile Correction



What is Gummy Smile Correction?

In a perfect smile, the upper lip sits just above the top of the teeth. A “gummy smile,” however, exposes a larger than average amount of gum tissue and has a noticeably disproportionate gum-totooth ratio.

It is not uncommon patients think that their teeth are too short as the underlying problem. In reality, there is just excessive gum tissue covering the rest of the tooth. There can be multiple reasons why the gum tissue is overgrown. Most of the time a simple cosmetic procedure is all that is needed for gummy smile correction. In some cases, the correction for smile design can be completed with the addition of crowns and/or veneers.


Benefits of Laser Technology for Gummy Smile Correction

  • Avoiding the use of stitches for gingivectomy
  • High precision at gum reshaping
  • Minimising the risk of infection
  • Inhibiting blood loss
  • Speed recovery time
  • Immediate results



Details of the Procedure 

Gummy smile correction procedures are categorised into two sections:

  1. Gingivectomy : A treatment for the correction of mild gummy smile problems. Minimal gum tissue is removed with a dental laser and no sutures are required. Patients go back to work the next day.
  2. Crown lengthening for severe cases: This procedure involves more tissue reduction, gums being contoured around each individual tooth, the tissue being lifted off the bone and repositioned to obtain the desired look. Requires a healing time between 5 to 7 weeks.



A dental laser is used to recontour the gums to reveal more tooth structure beneath the gums for gummy smile correction in our clinic. This procedure has very satisfying results with minimal sensitivity to give you the length and beauty of a natural smile.


1 appointment for gummy smile correction 1 week in total, 2 to 5 appointments if crowns and/or veneers are also involved


My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to see a dentist?

Your teeth may feel fine, but it’s still important to see the dentist regularly because problems can exist without you knowing. Your smile’s appearance is important, and your dentist can help keep your smile healthy and looking beautiful. With so many advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing, or misshapen teeth. Today’s dentists offer many treatment choices that can help you smile with confidence, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
  • Tooth replacement and full smile makeovers
Why is visiting the dentist so important?

Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
  • Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
  • Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
  • Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!



Vivian Field

Dental Implant

So happy with my recent dental treatment. Thank you for all your hard work and making me feel so comfortable throughout.


Mandy Duston

Dental Implant

I cannot recommend Dentist Kusadasi enough for implant work if your thinking of having this done. You always know you are in safe hands!


Kenny Syder

Zirconium Crowns

A smile better than I imagined.


Justina Tavo

Zirconium Crowns

The dentist is very professional and caring.

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