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Gummy smile treatments

Gummy smile occurs when your smile exposes your gums more than you would like. In clinical terms, it is called excessive gingival display. It is a fairly common problem. So much so that up to 10 percent of 20- to 30-year-old adults may have gummy smile problem. Moreover, it is seen in women more than men, or women are more uncomfortable.

What is Gummy smile?

There is no exact definition of a gummy smile. The height and shape of the teeth, the way the lips move when smiling, the angle of the jaw compared to the rest of the face can play an effective role.

Generally speaking, an exposed gum line of 3 to 4 millimeters is considered disproportionate, which is called a gummy smile.

What are the reasons?

Gummy smile may occur due to differences in tooth growth. Sometimes the way adult teeth grow can result in a gummy smile. The same feature is found in many people’s families. If the teeth at the front of the mouth are too elongated or overgrown, gums may also be too elongated. This condition is known as dentoalveolar extrusion. Gummy smile may also occur due to a condition called vertical maxillary excess. This means that the bones of your upper jaw have grown longer than their typical length.

How is it treated?

Non-surgical treatment of Gummy smile in Turkey hospital clinic with botox injection is possible. The operation is completed with the injection process, which takes an average of 15 minutes. The results will appear in a few days. The effect can last between 4 and 8 months. At the end of this period, the operation must be repeated.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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