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For patients who wish to have less “gummy” smile, Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S. offers their own trademarked procedure called Gumoflage. A “gummy” smile occurs when the teeth appear short because they are covered with too much gum tissue.
During the Gumoflage procedure, Dr. Rozenberg will make an incision on the inside of the upper lip in order to reposition it so that the patient can no longer pull the lip up to expose the gums. By preventing the lip from excessively stretching upward during a smile, patients will have a less “gummy” smile with an upper lip that appears fuller. Patients will be on their way to a more confident smile without a surgery that cuts into the tooth structure or the tissue surrounding the tooth.
There may be some tenderness following the Gumoflage procedure, but this will resolve within a few days. Patients will be able to talk following the procedure and recovery time is fairly short.
For more information about the Gumoflage procedure, contact Dr. Rozenberg and the staff at Lana Rozenberg D.D.S. at (212) 265-7724 or click here to schedule a consultation online for our New York City dental office.