Prof. Dr. ISMAIL YILDIRIM
Harmony between the teeth, gums and the lips are required for creating a beautiful and pleasing smile profile. Discrepancies in any one of the factors results in excessive gingival display and short clinical crowns which are not esthetically acceptable, ultimately affects the confidence of the person. Gummy smile caused due to gum overgrowth over the teeth can be treated by esthetic crown lengthening procedures where excess gingiva is removed to expose the natural length of the teeth. This chapter reports about esthetic crown lengthening procedure in patient with excessive gingival display.