Teeth Are Not Seen When I Smile

my gums are too small so my teeth are located much high up in the gum so my teeth are not seen when i smile what is the treatment for this

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Answer: Clinical Crown Lengthening

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

It sounds like you are wanting your gingiva (gums) reduced in order to expose more of your teeth. This would widen and lengthen your smile line and create a broader more beautiful smile. There is a periodontal procedure (minor surgical) that exposes more of the clinical crown (part of the tooth/teeth you see in the mouth) by removing a small amount of gingival and osseous tissue. It is usually removed with a tissue laser or a blade. Many times sutures are not required and the patient will experience soreness that will subside within 48-72 hours. This is a common procedure and rarely is there complications or extended recovery times.

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