Gum Reduction

If you have too high or too low gums on your teeth and feel unhappy with their smiles, you can opt for gum reduction or gum contouring. Also known as tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, this cosmetic procedure helps even out an uneven gum line to restore your confident smile.

Numerous reasons can cause a patient to be too high or too low. High lying gums cause your teeth to appear longer, while low lying gums cover large portions of your teeth, making them look small. These issues may be a result of any of the following.

  • Genetics
  • Underlying health problems
  • Taking particular prescription drugs
  • Gum recession

Although most patients undergo gum reduction for cosmetic purposes, this procedure may be necessary for others. For instance, some patients have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile. Yet, others undergo the procedure as part of other crucial periodontal therapy, including crown lengthening, regenerative procedures and pocket reduction. It takes a few days to weeks to recover from a gum contouring surgery if you follow your dentist’s instructions strictly.

Our dentists perform Gum contouring through laser treatment and radiosurgery, which helps shape the gums. He or she cuts away, excessively low lying, gums to expose more of the tooth and improve your smile. Similarly, the tissue is extracted from other parts of the mouth and placed over excessively exposed teeth to make them look normal-sized. This also increases the size of the gums. 

Restore the appearance of your teeth and smile confidently! Call or email us today to discuss this treatment further.

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