Transforming Gummy Smiles
What is Gum Recontouring?
Gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of gummy smiles or uneven soft tissue, creating a flawless smile.
Should I Consider Gum Recontouring?
Gum recontouring is recommended to improve the appearance of smiles that are gummy or teeth that look stubby. If you have relatively good oral and overall health, this cosmetic dentistry solution will offer an ideal solution to create a flawless smile you’re proud to share.
What is the Gum Recontouring Process?
Gum recontouring may be performed using scalpels and sutures or soft tissue lasers. Scalpel and suture gum recontouring can be an effective option for patients with relatively good oral and overall health. Soft tissue laser therapy is much less invasive, and this conservative solution is a great option for those patients who have a history of struggle with oral health, especially gum disease. Those with compromised immune systems or chronic health conditions may also want to consider soft tissue laser therapy rather than scalpel and suture gum recontouring.
Is Crown Lengthening the Same as Gum Recontouring?
For the most part, crown lengthening is the same procedure as gum recontouring. Apart from the name, the main difference is the reason we perform this procedure. Crown lengthening is performed prior to the placement of a dental restoration, like a crown, bride, porcelain veneer, etc. The treatment is performed to expose a greater amount of tooth structure. This may be necessary to ensure the successful placement of your restoration. If there is not adequate structure available to support the restoration, crown lengthening can make it possible for us to preserve remaining tooth structures and fully restore your smile.