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Gummy smile surgery? i have a gummy smile that i would like fixed, but i've noticed that some plastic surgeons will do the procedure as well. would it be better for me to have it done with a dentist than a plastic surgeon? are there advantages or disadvan

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
My : My personal opinion is that a periodontist is the best doc to deal with this.
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
The : The specialist to handle dis properly is the prosthodontist. Let the prosthodontist evaluate your smile properly and refer you to a periodontist of his choice to get the best aesthetic results for you. www..gotoapro.org will have a link to a prosthodontist near you.
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
DO : Do it with a dentist! specifically, a periodontist. Would you want a dentist doing your nose job? Only a dentist understands the factors that make a pleasing smile.
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Plastic Surgery: A gummy smile can be corrected with a simple plastic surgery procedure. Dentists may offer different procedures that are far more invasive, but a tiny silicone inplant placed behind the lip, under the nose can correct this quite well. It is a simple outpatient procedure with very little down time.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2019

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