Our Specialties – Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Gum Contouring is also known as Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Your smile is the first thing someone notices about you. People form their first impressions based on the appearance of your smile. There was a time when, unless you made a lot of money or were born with perfect teeth, you had to live with your smile.
Today, a wide range of cosmetic procedures is available to the average citizen, at a cost they can afford. If you have a gummy smile, uneven gum line, or elongated teeth, cosmetic periodontal surgery might be a good option for you.
Cosmetic periodontal surgery, also known as gum contouring surgery, sculpts the gum line so that it is even and in proportion to the amount of exposed tooth versus gum.
This procedure removes the excess gum and exposes more of the tooth crown. If your gums have receded, and your teeth appear overly long, then soft tissue grafts can extend the gum line to create an aesthetic balance. The grafts also reduce the gum pockets that are prone to future periodontal disease.
If you are unhappy with your smile, give us a call to discuss gum contouring options. After all, you only have one chance to make a first impression.