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Turn aesthetically impaired gum back to its natural and healthy condition, Zeah Dental Hospital Dentoplasty

Information on treatment and surgery


Dentoplasty refers to a surgery, aimed to improve a ‘gummy smile’ which involves a large portion of the teeth covered by the gum or is asymmetric. Health of the gums are closely related to health and life span of teeth. When gums are overly visible or swollen, it is easier for food particles to build up in the periodontal pockets (natural pocket between the tooth and gum) diminishing oral health. This problem can be improved by gingivectomy which removes part of the gum or by dentoplasty which trims a part of the alveolar bone. These procedures are safely carried out using laser. It is important to examine the overall oral and gum health to determine its condition and diagnosis. Depending on the patient’s condition, he/she may need cleaning/scaling prior to the above procedures.

Cases that require Dentoplasty:

  • Those with gums overly visible when smiling (gummy smile)
  • Those with asymmetrical gums
  • Patients with teeth that look short due to extended gum line
  • Patients with teeth that look long due to root exposure
  • Those with gums that cover a greater portion of the tooth



Treatment and Surgery Information

  • Duration of Treatment/Surgery: About 3-5 minutes
    Method of Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia
  • Period of hospitalization: None
    Removal of Sutures: None
  • In-hospital treatment: Once
    Recovery period: 1-3 days

Post-operative edema, bleeding, inflammation and other side effects vary in each individual. Consult with the postoperative care staff at Zeah if there are concerns or discomfort.

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  • Zeah Doctor’s Guide

    Dr. Dong Kyu Lee (Director)

Dentoplasty is important in dental health but mainly in aesthetics.

For a beautiful smile, a defined smile is important. When the gum line has receded, exposing the root surfaces of a tooth, patient may feel sensitivity or develop cavities, hence it is important not to neglect these surfaces.

ZEAH Dentoplasty

ZEAH’s Dentoplasty

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  • Zeah’s medical team with thousands of accumulated experiences

    Zeah Dental Hospital has over thousands of clinical experiences to guarantee results that met the patient’s aesthetic requirements.
  • Easy to understand treatment outline and explanation

    A thorough explanation of patient’s condition and diagnosis are provided to ensure patients are offered the most appropriate treatment plan and the risks involved in simple, easy to understand terms.
  • Accurate diagnosis and specialist treatment planning using 3D CT imaging

    By using the interpretation of 3D CT imaging, specialists can plan for the most appropriate and safe treatment possible based on the diagnosis, whether it be a simple procedure or oral and facial surgery.
  • A thorough and responsible postoperative management

    Zeah’s team of specialists take each treatment, simple or complex, seriously and work hard to ensure the patient’s needs are satisfied.