This is where the teeth appear very small. When you smile the gingiva becomes visible, which is why we call it "gummy smile".
The teeth are longer than normal, the necks of the teeth are exposed. Patients experience sensitive to warm, cold, sour and sweet.
Uneven gum distribution
This is where patients have too much gums on some teeth and too little on the other teeth.
Despite all these possibilities in aesthetical surgery, in most cases gum surgery is necessary because of dental conditions, eg:
- Placing free gingival grafts to support or re-create attached gingiva to prevent further gum loss or inflammations around teeth and implants.
- Transplanting connective tissue grafts to stabilise the gum situation around teeth or implants.
- When you have periodontitis.