Every person dreams of a beautiful smile. For most patients it means healthy straight white teeth and healthy periodontium - tissues that surround the teeth. But this is not enough. Many people face the problem when the crowns of the teeth seem to be very short while with a smile are shown mostly gums. This phenomenon was called ?gingival smile. Oral Surgeons in New York recommend surgical crown-lengthening ? this is operation that allows to improve the surface of the front teeth which are mostly shown while smiling. This surgery requires local anesthesia. In 5 days after surgery stitches can be removed.