Your gums frame your smile. If you have excess gum tissue, gum contouring may be the solution you need to get the smile you desire. Also known as gum reshaping, gum lifting or crown lengthening, we can reshape your gums to enhance your smile. Patients investing in dental veneers often also choose gum contouring to give them a more stunning and perfectly framed smile.
During the procedure, we carefully sculpt the gums using a diode laser for an atraumatic healing process and sometimes the underlying bone to uncover the full surface of the teeth. Our goal is to create a symmetrical and beautiful gum line that perfectly frames your smile.
While many of our patients undergo gum contouring for aesthetic purposes, your dentist may also refer you for restorative reasons. If you have a tooth fracture or a cavity below the gum line, gum contouring can reduce tissue in the area of the problem. This will give your dentist access to the site for treatment and, if necessary, make it easier to place a long-lasting dental restoration.
Gum tissue grafts have been shown to not only provide for long-term tooth protection, but also to regenerate bone growth.
Gum issues often have both health and aesthetic consequences. Gum tissue grafts create a healthy and protective gumline while also improving the overall appearance of teeth that may have appeared to be too long.
Exposed roots lead to pain and serious issues for the involved tooth. Full coverage with gum tissue prevents the opportunity for root exposure and future damage in the treated area.
Gum recession is defined by loss bone loss in addition to gum loss. With enough recession, the tooth becomes unstable and may require removal. Gum grafting helps avoid this.
Please contact us today for a cosmetic gum consultation.