Much like a beautiful frame accents a breathtaking picture, the gums are the frame of a healthy, beautiful smile.
Many people have what is known as a gummy smile with short or stubby teeth. More often than not, in such situations, the sizes of teeth are just fine. The problem is with the gums. There is simply too much tissue and it is hiding the beautiful teeth that lie beneath. Drs. Paris, Shumaker, Allen can correct this problem with a cosmetic periodontal surgery procedure such as crown lengthening. In this procedure, the excessive and bulky gum and bone tissue are removed and the teeth beneath are exposed to their full extent. In many cases, this procedure is done in conjunction with a restorative dentist placing porcelain veneers or ceramic crowns after the gums have healed for a beautiful aesthetic result.