Tooth shape, size, and symmetry is critical to an aesthetic smile. Some people have short teeth that are more square than rectangular. These teeth tend to look like Chiclets. By properly contouring the gums, teeth that are short and stout can look longer with the end result being a significant increase in aesthetic value. This technique is know in the oral surgical field as “aesthetic crown lengthening” but it has recently gained the title of Periodontal Plastic Surgery due to the tremendous increase in aesthetics that it creates.