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What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

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In brief: Both

They are basically the same procedure.
A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger.

In brief: Both

They are basically the same procedure.
A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger.
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both and more

Gummy smile can be improved with both gingivectomy and crown lengthening.
Other options may be botox, orthodontics (braces), or jaw surgery. Every case of gummy smile is different. Talk to your dentist about the treatment that is appropriate for your specific case.

In brief: Both and more

Gummy smile can be improved with both gingivectomy and crown lengthening.
Other options may be botox, orthodontics (braces), or jaw surgery. Every case of gummy smile is different. Talk to your dentist about the treatment that is appropriate for your specific case.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Different procedures

They are two different procedures for two different circumstances.
A gingivectomy only removes gum tissue while a crown lengthening procedure requires the removal of bone. You should consult with a periodontist who can clinically examine you, along with your x-rays to properly advise you what is best for your specific situation.

In brief: Different procedures

They are two different procedures for two different circumstances.
A gingivectomy only removes gum tissue while a crown lengthening procedure requires the removal of bone. You should consult with a periodontist who can clinically examine you, along with your x-rays to properly advise you what is best for your specific situation.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry

In brief: Botox or not

Botox is the least traumatic procedure option.
Just 2 properly placed injections can help drastically.

In brief: Botox or not

Botox is the least traumatic procedure option.
Just 2 properly placed injections can help drastically.
Dr. Peter Certo
Dr. Peter Certo
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