If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.
Gums that are too high and make your teeth appear long are often caused by gum recession, a condition in which gum tissue pulls back from a tooth and exposes the tooth’s root. This can often be treated using cosmetic micro-surgical techniques to graft or augment the gum tissues in the defective area to bring the gumline close to its original level.
GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION
A smile is considered a ‘gummy smile’ if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen as a person smiles. Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious when smiling. Fortunately, these smiles can be corrected with gum shaping or contouring surgery which is often performed with a laser.
Please come and talk to us if you feel that gum contouring treatment might be of interest to you.
Recession defects such as these can be unsightly and are often very sensitive.
With relatively simple cosmetic gum re-shaping surgery, results like these are achievable.
For more information, talk to one of our friendly & helpful team on 01934 620220 or e-mail [email protected].