It’s important to feel good about your smile. Showing too much of your gums when you smile is called gummy smile, and it can cause confidence issues and embarrassment. Getting Botox is one solution for this. One can also try crown lengthening surgery.
Botox is a very short procedure, completely non-invasive, and requires no recovery time. It’s convenient, especially for busy working professionals.
Crown lengthening is a longer surgery that sometimes involves medical sutures. Because this is a more-invasive procedure than Botox, the overall healing process may take a fair amount of time, typically five to seven weeks. The stitches are removed seven to ten days after the procedure.
No matter which surgery you choose to fix your gummy smile, you’ll need to go with a plastic surgeon with experience. Doctors Marcelo Ghersi and Jason Altman are experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons who want to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Contact our office to set up an appointment.