Cosmetic Gum Treatments

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Cosmetic Gum Treatments

RESHAPE YOUR SMILE WITH GUM CONTOURING

Your gums frame your smile. If excess gum tissue interferes with that frame, gum contouring may help you create an illuminated smile that you love. Also known as gum reshaping, crown lengthening, or gum lifting, this procedure can reshape your gumline to enhance your smile quickly. This cosmetic gum treatment works well as a standalone procedure or when combined with dental veneers to create a perfectly framed smile.

BENEFITS OF GUM CONTOURING

  • Transform your gummy smile
  • Repair periodontal disease damage to gums
  • Lengthen the appearance of short teeth
  • Make teeth more prominent than gums
  • Create a more symmetrical smile with an even gum line
  • Enhance confidence with a stunning smile

HOW GUM CONTOURING WORKS

Gum contouring is a safe cosmetic gum treatment performed by experienced specialists only. The specialist will carefully sculpt the gums to uncover the full surface of the teeth. In some cases, the bone underlying the gum line is sculpted as well.

The goal is to create a symmetrical gum line that beautifully frames the teeth for a perfect smile. Every treatment is a little different because every smile is unique.

Gum Contouring for Oral Health

Many of our patients select gum contouring for aesthetic purposes, but we also accept referrals from other dentists when restorative services are needed. Our trained specialists can reduce tissue mass in the area of a dental problem like a tooth fracture or cavity below the gum line. That allows your dentist easy access to the site for further treatment and placement of long-lasting dental restorations.

Gum Grafting for Receding Gums

Have you noticed that one or more of your teeth appear longer than the others? That’s a common sign of gum recession. That has a negative impact on the beauty of your smile and may signal a more significant underlying oral health concern. Recession also hints that you’re possibly losing underlying bone that is needed to support your teeth.

Recessed gums leave your teeth vulnerable to plaque accumulation and cavity formation in the tooth’s root. Those deep cavities are difficult to fix and require more than simple fillings.

COMMON CAUSES OF RECEDING GUMS

Some of the most common causes of receding gums include:

  • Aggressive teeth brushing
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Naturally “thin” gum tissue
  • Tooth crowding
  • Outward tooth positioning
  • Uneven or heavy biting force
  • Genetic predisposition

Gum recession is the visible sign that alerts you to the problem, but the loss of bone beneath the surface of your gums is the more serious problem. Without intervention, the damage can eventually lead to tooth loss.

THE SOLUTION: GUM GRAFTS

In areas where gum tissue is deficient due to excessive gingival recession, gum tissue can be used to cover the roots or develop gum tissue with soft tissue grafting. We will identify these areas and can refer to a periodontist for treatment when necessary. The grafts do some amazing things for your smile and oral health:

  • Improve smile appearance
  • Reshape gumline
  • Protect roots from damage and infection
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Slow gum recession
  • Slow bone loss

Do you need a professional cosmetic gum consultation? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


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