Evaluating and Establishing Ideal Smile Esthetics : Beauty is More than Skin Deep
Course Number: 649
The gingival tissues frame the teeth and influence the perceived shape and shade of teeth. The gingival components of the smile are the color, contour, texture, and height of the gingiva (Figure 8).
Figure 8: The gingival scaffold, including gingival color/texture, gingival contours/recession, and papillary fill can impact perceived esthetics.