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Gummy Smile

Gummy Smile

Gummy smile is a smile that shows an excessive amount of gum (evaluated as more than 2 to 3 millimeters by some dentists) while laughing or smiling, which affects the beauty of both the face and smile. It appears in gummy smile that gum tissue takes a large portion of the teeth, while in some cases, the teeth are normal and have the appropriate height. However, the causes of occurrence of the gummy smile phenomenon are different, and its treatment methods vary depending on the cause of the event. The point to be noted is that, in addition to beauty, the causes of occurrence of the gummy smile phenomenon sometimes endanger one’s oral and dental health and, at a wider level, one’s general health and thus careful treatment and evaluation of the phenomenon are needed.