Gummy Smile Correction – Fort Worth, TX

Balancing Gummy Smiles

One of the most common complaints we receive from patients is that their smiles are too “gummy.” What they mean by this is that the ratio of their teeth to gums is off, and it makes their smile feel unbalanced and overridden with excess pink tissue. Dr. Almasri and our team offer safe, precise, and permanent gummy smile correction in Fort Worth using laser dentistry so our patients can enjoy symmetrical and healthy-looking smiles. Call our periodontal office today to learn more!

Why Choose Periodontal Associates of Fort Worth for Gummy Smile Correction?

  • Painless Laser Periodontal Surgery
  • Periodontist with 20+ Years of Experience
  • Long-Term, Friendly Dental Team

Do You Have a Gummy Smile?

Close up of smile before and after gummy smile correction in Fort Worth

Smiles that are “gummy” are those that display an excessive amount of gum tissue whenever you laugh, smile, or speak, making your teeth appear short and stubby. For many people, this makes them feel self-conscious because it’s such a visible imperfection that overruns their entire smile. Ideally, smiles have a good balance of teeth and gums, showing just enough tissue to highlight and frame their pearly whites. Even though gummy smiles can’t be avoided, they are treatable. Crown lengthening and gum recontouring offer a permanent solution that can even out your smile.

Crown Lengthening

Tooth drawn on blackboard with the words crown lengthening written inside of it

Crown lengthening is typically recommended for patients receiving a dental crown or other restoration that needs to be anchored to existing teeth. Using a soft tissue laser, Dr. Almasri will reshape your gums towards the base, extending the tooth and allowing enough structure to show to fit the restoration over it. It’s important that there’s at least two millimeters of surface area of tooth for crowns or abutments to properly bond to, preventing possible complications like weakened or compromised restorations.

Gum Recontouring

Close up of person pointing to their upper gumline

Similar to crown lengthening, gum recontouring redefines the shape of your gumline to expose more of your dental structure. However, this procedure is more designed to achieve ideal cosmetic results instead of specific functional ones. Dr. Almasri will remove excess gum tissue to reveal more of your tooth structure, creating a more even ratio of gums to teeth for a confident and healthy-looking smile.