Ribbon of pink Treating the ‘gummy smile’ – an overview of innovative dental aesthetic techniques for gingival recontouring. Dr Norman A Cahi and Dr Chelsea Cahi

In today’s increasingly beauty-focused society, a radiant, confident smile
is one of the most sought-after commodities, as this feature is central to one’s facial beauty and harmony. As a result, dental professionals all over
the world have had to step up to these demands and learn techniques to perfect the ideal smile to meet the demands of the discerning public.

Now, one may think that cosmetic dentistry is all about correcting
the colour, shape and alignment of your teeth. And while this is true, recontouring the gums can also greatly enhance a smile. This is because a gummy smile (GS) or uneven gum line can have a negative effect on
the appearance and aesthetics of the mouth.