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Fat Injections for the Treatment of the Gummy Smile

  The gummy smile is a well known aesthetic upper lip issue in which excessive gingival tissue is exposed on smiling. There are numerous etiologies for its occurrence but treatments have largely looked at decreasing the excursion of the upper lip. Botox injections, maxillary lowering vestibuloplasties and levator myotomes have all been done with success Read More…

Technical Strategies – Gummy Smile Correction Techniques

  The gummy smile is a well known perioral appearance that occurs when too much of the gums (gingiva) shows when smiling. The interpretation of too much gingival show will vary amongst different people and their aesthetic sense. But the general aesthetic standard is that if more than a few millimeters shows when smiling it Read More…

Botox for the Gummy Smile

  While a smile is a critical human expression that exposes one’s pearly whites, too much tooth and gum show is deemed undesireable. Known as a gummy smile, it is technically defined as any gum show that exceeds more than 2mms above the tooth line when smiling. While that is a good quantitative measurement of Read More…

Case Study: Soft Tissue Correction Of The Gummy Smile

  Background:  The gummy smile is when excessive soft tissue (attached gingiva) is shown during upper lip animation. Ideally, when more than 1mm of gingival shows it is deemed aesthetically excessive although it probably is only bothersome to most people when it is more than 2 or 3mms. The cause of almost all gummy smiles Read More…

Soft Tissue Approaches to Treatment of the Gummy Smile

Sitting a close second behind that of one’s eyes, the smile is the face’s greatest expression of emotion. The movement of the upper lip in a smile exposes the underlying teeth which plays a role in how attractive that smile appears. While the teeth are exposed in a smile, the gum tissue usually is not. Read More…

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