• Robert A. Levine, DDS, FCPP, FISPPS
  • Philip L. Fava II, DMD, MDSc

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Einstein Center One, Suite 211-212
9880 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115

“Gummy Smile” Correction (Crown Lengthening)



Do you have what is known as a gummy smile where too much of your gums show when you smile? Do you feel your teeth look too long or unbalanced with the rest of your mouth and face? Gum reshaping surgery, sometimes called Crown Lengthening, corrects the appearance of short teeth by removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth.

Your teeth may not be “too short” at all; you may just have too much gum tissue covering your teeth and hiding a beautiful smile. In addition, gum reshaping surgery is sometimes used to correct deformities caused by gum disease. Crown Lengthening provides some of the most dramatic and immediate results, restoring your sense of confidence and self-esteem when it comes to your appearance.



To see more before and after images, visit our Gummy Smile Correction Gallery.






Crown lengthening helped correct Ryan’s gummy smile—“The staff here was amazing.”


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