Your gums are the framework around your teeth providing support and esthetic value. Sometimes a little gentle recontouring of the gum line bring a nice boost to your smile. Plus, properly shaped gums contribute to a healthy environment that supports your overall dental health. Gum Contouring helps patients whose gums are uneven or cover too much of their teeth. Many times the teeth will appear smaller than they are and the results are a 'gummy smile'. In other cases, the gum has receded exposing more tooth than necessary, which can make them sensitive.
Gum Contouring is a procedure used to counter decay, tooth loss, gingival infections or periodontal disease caused by gum inconsistencies. Receding gums leave the teeth exposed and vulnerable, while the occurrence of pockets between the teeth provide an ideal location for bacteria to accumulate. Periodontal gum reshaping removes these and seals the tissue to prevent future problems. Gum contouring is considered a cosmetic procedure. Many people have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile. However, in some cases, it is necessary to have contouring surgery to your gums as a periodontal procedure to lengthen a crown, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.