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i have small teeth and my gums are visible when smiling. can a plastic surgeon do anything?

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Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience Dentistry
Not plastic surgeon: A cosmetic dentist would be the first to consult. There are procedures which can be done to give the teeth a longer look and at the same time a less gummy smile.
Answered on Oct 29, 2012
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience Dentistry
Cosmetic dentist: There are surgical procedures to reduce the amount of visible gum when you smile and your teeth could be enlarged with porcelain veneers or crowns.
Answered on Oct 29, 2012
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience Prosthodontics
No. See a gum Doctor: No. Plastic surgeons are not experts in an area of cosmetic dentistry. My recommendation would be to see a gum specialist, or periodontist. These doctors are specially trained to treat the gum tissue and perform cosmetic procedures that will help improve your smile. However, it is possible that a plastic surgeon could be a dmd, md. If so, this type of doctor may be able to help.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Wrong specialty: You need to coordinate rx between your general dentist (cosmetic dentist is a descriptive term, not a recognized specialty) and a periodontist (gum specialist). If you have vertical maxillary excess, you will also require consultation with an orthodontist and an oral surgeon. Start with your general dentist and ask for referrals to gather as much information as possible to help make decision.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013

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