A healthy and attractive smile might begin with your pearly whites, but it also requires a harmonious relationship between your teeth, gums, and lips. If you want to build confidence through a more beautiful smile, you might look into a cosmetic procedure like gum reshaping.
Gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring, involves changing the shape of your gums to be more aesthetically pleasing. If your gums appear uneven or if they cover too much or too little of your teeth, you might consider gum reshaping to enhance your smile. Typically, gum contouring is not medically necessary and is only performed to improve the appearance of teeth and gums.
Gum Contouring for Too Much Gum
If you have a “gummy” smile — which means your teeth look small from excessive gum tissue — our dentists will remove excess gum tissue using a laser or a scalpel. Then, they will sculpt a new gumline to expose more of your tooth. The procedure usually takes one or two hours. Though the dental professional will administer a local anesthetic before the gum contouring begins, you can expect to feel some tenderness and discomfort afterward.
Gum reshaping could provide a simple solution for improving the appearance of your smile. We are a dental office near you offering exceptional care. To contact us email: email@example.com or call 732-297-7000