A "Gummy Smile" can be the result of a number of different underlying causes.
Sometimes it may be due to the teeth themselves being too short. In these cases, it is possible to improve an individuals smile by lengthening the teeth by lifting and re-shaping the gum tissue using laser surgery. This is sometimes performed in conjunction with the placement of porcelain veneers on the teeth. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic here at Dimos Dental and you can usually expect healing and results within two weeks.