Gummy Smile: Diagnosis and Treatment

Gummy smile, also known as a gummy smile, is a commonly used term
a condition in which excessive exposure of the gums occurs when smiling. Inappropriate attitude
between the visible red (gums) and the white area (teeth) may result in a lowered
sense of aesthetics and self-confidence.

Dr. Urszula Leończak is excellent at correcting this type of gummy smiles.
This condition can have a variety of causes:


  1. Tooth eruption disorder where too much gum and bone covers up
  2. Excessive tension of the upper lip muscles, which causes them to lift excessively when smiling
    and exposure of gums.
  3. Disturbances in the development of the jaw bones.

Korekcja uśmiechu dziąsłowego może wymagać różnych podejść, w zależności od przyczyny. Leczenie ortodontyczne
lub ortognatyczne może być skutecznym rozwiązaniem w przypadku krótkiej szczęki lub nieprawidłowego
ustawienia zębów.

Correcting a gummy smile may require different approaches, depending on the cause. Orthodontic treatment
or orthognathic may be an effective solution for short or abnormal jaws
tooth settings.

Treatment Methods:

If too much bone and gum is covering the teeth, surgery may be the best solution
surgical. This may include:

  • Gingivectomy – removal of excess gums using a laser procedure.
  • Osteoplasty – removal of excess bones and their shaping, ensuring a lasting effect and
    preventing the return of a gummy smile.

The above-mentioned orthodontic and surgical treatment can be supplemented with tooth reconstruction using veneers or prosthetic crowns. Thanks to this, it is possible to achieve a harmonious and natural smile, adapted to individual preferences regarding the shape and color of teeth.

We invite you to the Warsaw Dental Center, where Urszula Leończak performs professional surgical procedures to correct the “gummy smile”, including both gingivectomy and osteoplasty. Our team of experienced doctors also deals with orthodontic and prosthetic solutions, providing comprehensive dental care.


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