Gummy Smile Correction

Effective way of getting rid of extra gum tissue for a more balanced appearance

Beautiful smiles can often be distorted by gums that rest too high or low on the teeth. Even if patients take great care of their teeth, they can still suffer from gum tissue symmetry problems. As a result, it leaves them feeling self-conscious and reluctant to laugh or smile. Gummy Smile Laser Contouring Gurgaon is an effective way of getting rid of extra gum tissue for a more balanced appearance. It is also known as Gum Recontouring, Gum Lifting, or Gum Sculpting Treatment.

Gummy Smile Correction Before and After

What Can Cause a Gummy Smile?

There are a number of reasons as to why you may have developed a gummy smile, such as:

  • If there is an overgrowth of tissue, your smile may appear gummier because the tissue covers up too much of your teeth. Extra gum tissue can grow as a result of inflammation of because of genetics.
  • Enlarged gums, also known as gingival hyperplasia.
  • A hyperactive lip muscle can raise the lip up too far, which exposes the gums.
  • If the upper jaw bulges out, as is the case with vertical maxillary excess, gums can appear more prominent.

What Happens During a Laser Gum Reshaping Treatment?

A laser gum reshaping treatment aims to contour and reshape the gums to make them look neater and smaller in proportion to the teeth. It’s a simple procedure that can usually be completed in one visit at our Dental Clinic in Gurgaon, India.

The dentist will use a laser to sculpt the gums, removing excess tissue as they go. The laser can seal the blood vessels automatically, which helps to reduce swelling and bleeding after.

The process is virtually pain-free, with most of the discomfort being felt after the treatment itself. You can take over-the-counter painkillers to help with this.

Lip Repositioning

As part of your gummy smile treatment, we can also inject the lips to reposition them. This can relax the top lip, allowing it to drop and cover more of the gum tissue, making your smile appear more natural and less gummy.

As each case is individual, there are a number of techniques or combination of methods available to suit each patient, allowing you to get the most out of the treatment.

Consult an Expert

If you are interested in Gummy Smile treatment in Gurgaon please feel free to contact the Ministry of Smile dental clinic anytime. Call us or fill the online form now to get an online consultation with one of our expert dentists.

Gummy Smile Correction in Gurgaon

If you have a gummy smile, you might be unhappy with the way your smile looks. What is a gummy smile? How to fix a gummy smile? These might be some of the questions you are looking for answers to if you suffer from this situation.

A gummy smile (also known as excessive gingival display) is a smile that shows a lot of gum tissue in proportion to the teeth. In general, a more proportionate smile is as one where the upper lip is just above the upper teeth (between 0 to 2 mm above). This doesn’t mean any other smile is by default less attractive, but the eye can perceive it as less symmetrical or disproportionate. People who have gummy smiles might experience discomfort from them. However, it is a common problem for many people and it should not be a cause for shame or concern. If you do have a gummy smile and want to change the way your smile looks, there are several options. You can choose from several both surgical and non-surgical methods. Keep on reading to find out how to fix a gummy smile.

What causes a gummy smile?

There can be several reasons why you have a gummy smile. These can include a jaw development problem, abnormal tooth eruptions, improper bite, hyperactive upper lip, muscular issues, etc. You will need to identify the reason for your gummy smile in order to fix it. Because you will first need to fix the underlying issue. Here are some quick definitions of the reasons for having a gummy smile:

  • Jaw development problems: While your jawbone was developing, it might have formed a protrusion in your upper jaw. This would cause a gummy look when you smile.
  • Abnormal teeth eruption: The teeth might appear shorter if they erupt in your gums in an abnormal way. This means that the gum tissue covers a larger proportion of the teeth. This does not mean that your teeth are necessarily short, but they merely appear shorter because of the gum tissue that covers them.
  • Hyperactive upper lip: Hyperactive upper lip defines the condition when your upper lips move higher than the normal amount. This will expose the gum tissue more when you smile compared to a normal lip.
  • Excessive gum tissue: Excessive gum tissue covering the teeth is a very common cause of a gummy smile.
  • Gingival hyperplasia: Gingival hyperplasia happens when the gums get inflamed because of bacteria, medication, or underlying systemic conditions such as leukemia, HIV or diabetes. Gingival hyperplasia is on set and the underlying issues should be addressed before you can treat the gummy smile.
gummy smile correction in gurgaon before after

How to choose a treatment to correct a gummy smile?

Treatment Surgical/Nonsurgical Permanent/Temporary Healing period Underlying issue Invasiveness
Orthodontic treatment (Braces, Invisalign etc.) Nonsurgical Permanent 5 days Misalignment, Jaw development problems Non-invasive
Veneers & Crowns Nonsurgical Permanent 2 weeks – few days Small teeth Minimally & moderatelyinvasive
Root planning & scaling Nonsurgical Temporary Several days Gum line below its proper place Non-invasive
Botox Nonsurgical Temporary 2-3 days Hyperactive upper lip Non-invasive
Hyaluronic Acid Infiltration Nonsurgical Several days Hyperactive upper lip Non-invasive
Gingivectomy Surgical Permanent 1-2 weeks Excess gum tissue Minimal to moderately invasive
Crown lengthening surgery Surgical Permanent 3 months Excess gum tissue, underdeveloped teeth Minimal to moderately invasive
Laser gum contouring Surgical Permanent 7-10 days Excess gum tissue Minimally invasive
Lip repositioning surgery Surgical Permanent 2 weeks Short/hyperactive lip, improper gum line Moderately invasive
Maxillofacial surgery Surgical Permanent 6-12 weeks Tall upper jaw Relatively Invasive

What causes a gummy smile?

You might need more than one type of treatment to fix your gummy smile. As we mentioned above, Some general dentists may be able to treat your condition, but not all do. Your dentist may refer you to a specialist, like a periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, or a gummy smile national expert like myself, Dr.Prateek Gupta ( periodontal surgeon) at Ministry of Smile Gurgaon.

For the most accurate estimate of your specific condition, consult with an accredited, professional dentist that has experience in fixing gummy smiles.

Book an appointment with us for the consultation. Don’t ignore your dental problems, we are there to help you!

Our Expert Team of Doctors

Our dedicated team of expert dentists work to attain a common objective and to accomplish the same motto which is to satisfy our client at the utmost level and provide them a healthy and smiling life always.

Dr. Manoti Sehgal Gupta

Dr. Manoti Sehgal Gupta is one of the directors at Ministry of Smile, Gurgaon.To her credit she has completed more than 3500 Dental Implant surgeries with a high success rate of 98.9 %. With an experience of more than 10 years in quality dental care, she has an established and technologically advanced practice at her own clinic.

Dr. Prateek Gupta

Dr. Prateek Gupta is a principal dentist at one of the Best Dental Clinic in Gurgaon, MINISTRY OF SMILE. He is a top periodontist in Gurgaon and currently working as Associate Professor, with the Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram. His vision to fulfill the need for specialized dental care and treatment resulted in the establishment of the MINISTRY OF SMILE.

Why Choose Us

We are the best dental clinic in Gurgaon offering quality treatments with care for our patients at very competitive pricing


We have the right expertise in varied arenas of dentistry right from dental implants to orthodontics and child dentistry, etc.


We have made sure our clinic is well-equipped with the newest and the latest technologies to make sure our patients are comfortable at all points during their treatment.


We understand pain is one thing with which our patients will get uncomfortable, and thus we use painless injections to make our treatments as pain free as possible.


We are a leading dental implant clinic India, thus we follow stringent sterilization protocols and DO NOT leave even iota of a doubt for carelessness.
Shreya Iyer
Shreya Iyer
Saw us same day as we were leaving to go back to the US that evening. My daughter needed a wire cut for her braces as it was poking her gums badly. Wham bam, Dr. Prateek was efficient, quick, and very capable. Great experience overall.
sahil sangwan
sahil sangwan
Got scaling done and it was painless, quick and an excellent experience overall. Highly recommended
Usha Sharma
Usha Sharma
Best Dentist we could find in Gurgaon after several years
Gaurav More
Gaurav More
Thank you for the treatment. Very professional, courteous & informative. Smooth experience
Gulshan Talreja
Gulshan Talreja
Would highly recommend the clinic, Dr Prateek is a really nice dentist, he explained what needs to be done and consulted really well. His work spoke about his proficiency! 🙂
School of Physics
School of Physics
Nice experience .