Excessive gum display can cause people to feel embarrassed to smile, such was the case in this young lady. Here the problem was an over-development of the maxillary jawbone, which caused a gummy smile and the teeth appearing too long.
In certain situations it is possible to provide improvement with braces and orthognathic (jaw-correcting) surgery. However in this case the patient declined this course of treatment and wanted a quicker makeover. This was achieved with a gum lift procedure, followed by porcelain veneers to the upper front 6 teeth.
This young patient didn’t like the uneven and excessive gum display that she had on smiling. The teeth appear as though they are hanging down unevenly.
￼After the gum lift procedure, the gum-line is more symmetrical and less excessive.To achieve the correct proportions, the teeth had to be shortened and were fitted with porcelain veneers