Achieve An Appearance That Truly Makes You Smile

If you suffer from a “gummy smile” that causes your teeth to appear too short, or you feel your teeth look too long, you may suffer from a dip in self-esteem. We can often address these cosmetic smile issues by adjusting your gumline with gum contouring, so you feel confident in your appearance.

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What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring may refer to the removal of excess gum tissue, or the addition of healthy tissue. If you have a gummy smile, for instance, your periodontist will carefully remove excess gum tissue to expose a greater portion of your teeth. However, if you have a receding gumline either due to disease or genetics, your periodontist may choose gum grafting. In this process, she will take healthy tissue from other parts of your mouth to extend your gumline for improved tooth coverage.

What Are The Benefits Of Gum Contouring?

If you feel unhappy with your smile because of your gumline, gum contouring may offer you the cosmetic improvement you desire. Consider the following ways in which this treatment may improve your smile:

  • Contouring may result in an even gumline
  • Contouring may repair your gums after gum recession, for a more beautiful smile, improved oral health, and protection against future periodontal disease
  • Your periodontist can remove excess tissue for a beautiful teeth-filled smile, without excessive gum visibility

Do I Qualify As A Candidate For Gum Contouring?

If you wish for a more attractive gumline, a less gummy smile, or you suffer from gum recession, you are on your way toward becoming an excellent candidate for gum contouring. Because this is a surgical treatment, your periodontist will also need to confirm that you are in suitable health for oral surgery.