Transform Your Smile With Cosmetic Gum Contouring

March 25, 2024

Today's periodontal procedures are more than just ways to prevent and address gum disease. They can also help you achieve a beautiful smile that complements your facial aesthetics.

At the office of Wellness Dental Care, we carefully evaluate every aspect of your oral health, including the appearance of your smile. A stunning smile can brighten up your face and highlight your best features. But to have a truly radiant smile, it's important that only your teeth and a small amount of gum tissue are visible when you grin.

For most people, this balance is just right. However, some individuals may show a disproportionate amount of gum tissue when they smile, creating what's commonly known as a "gummy" smile. This issue can affect the overall appearance of your teeth and face and even make you feel self-conscious about smiling.

There are several reasons why someone might have a gummy smile. Genetics and growth factors could lead to an overgrowth of the upper jaw or vertical maxillary excess, causing the gums to appear too prominent. Other causes include a short upper lip, hyperactive upper lift, smaller-than-average teeth, incomplete tooth eruption, and overgrown or hypertrophic gum tissue. While not all cases of excessive gum tissue can be addressed with cosmetic gum contouring, it's often recommended when the gums are covering up and hiding portions of the tooth crowns beneath them.

As a minor surgical procedure, cosmetic gum contouring can reshape and remove excess gum tissue to create a more attractive and healthier smile. By carefully sculpting your gumline, we can ensure that it doesn't overshadow the crowns of your teeth or disrupt their natural proportions. The goal is to achieve a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile that enhances your facial features. This versatile treatment can also address other cosmetic gingival issues affecting the front teeth, such as an uneven gumline or overgrown gums around orthodontic braces. In addition, it can be applied to a single tooth to make the gum line appear even with the surrounding teeth or used on several teeth to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic gum contouring is usually a minimally invasive procedure that can be easily performed using conventional dental surgical instruments or advanced laser technology. Since every smile is unique, we take great care in tailoring our treatment approach to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing and healthy results.

Beyond its cosmetic benefits, gum contouring can also contribute to improved oral hygiene. Excess gum tissue can create hidden spaces where bacteria can thrive, making it difficult to maintain optimal oral health. So if you've been hesitant to smile due to a gummy appearance, don't worry – cosmetic gum contouring at the office of Wellness Dental Care can give you the confidence and radiance you've always wanted. For more information on this transformative procedure, get in touch with us today.

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