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This patient was unhappy with her gummy smile. The gum tissues covered up too much of the teeth, making the teeth look too short.
A crown lengthening procedure was performed, which evened the height of the gum tissue across the front teeth. The result was dramatic and the patient was quite pleased.
The yellow arrow above is pointing to an area where this patient has suffered some bone loss. The dark area indicates that the bone is not as dense and without treatment the prognosis for this tooth would be poor.
A bone graft procedure was performed and the yellow arrow above is pointing to the regenerated bone. This area is much denser with bone than the same area in the image to the left. The prognosis for this tooth is now excellent.
This is another case of a gummy smile. The gum tissue covered up too much of the teeth, which caused them to look short.
A crown lengthening procedure was performed, which evened the height of the gum tissue across the front teeth. This type of procedure typically leads to patients smiling with more confidence… and much more often!
What is unusual about this case is the unevenness of the tissue height in the two front teeth.
A crown lengthening procedure was performed to make the height of the tissue consistent on both sides of the upper teeth.
This is the result of a gingival graft, which shows the presence of pink and healthy attached gingival tissue around the neck of the tooth. The prognosis for this tooth is excellent and the procedure took one appointment.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary in individual cases.