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Hypermobile lip plastic surgery for a gummy smile

When a gummy smile is due to a skeletal discrepancy and not excessive gum tissue covering the teeth, orthognathic, jaw, surgery is the most predictable way to treat this condition. Under the right circumstances, lip lowering plastic surgery can achieve dramatic results with a much less invasive surgery. The procedure itself is a variation of […]

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Lip lowering periodontal plastic surgery procedure for a gummy smile

The ideal smile shows 90-95% tooth and 5-10% gingiva. Patients with a gummy smile show 25+ % gingiva. People with this condition are often self conscious and typically dont seek treatment because they are unaware of the possibilities of their treatment options. Periodontal plastic surgery has not been promoted to the extent of other plastic […]

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Laser treatment for a gummy smile

A gummy smile, gingival hyperplasia, is very common following orthodontic treatment. While this condition usually resolves with time it happens very slowly. Cosmetically it is more desirable to show more tooth and less gum, so a simple procedure called a gingivectomy is employed. The gingivectomy is performed to remove the redundant gum tissues around the […]

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