The appearance of your gums can have profound impact on the beauty of your smile. In fact, gum problems can give the illusion of dental problems that you do not have. Dr. Heinrichs can correct a gummy smile or uneven gum line with a gum recontouring procedure.

What is gum recontouring?

Gum recontouring is reshaping of the gums, typically removing excess gum tissue. In some cases a gum graft is performed to fill in areas where more gum is needed. The procedure can:

  • Retract the gum line
  • Extend the gum line
  • Reduce puffiness
  • Correct an uneven gum line

Problems with your gum line may be obvious for what they are or they may create the illusion of other problems. For example, receding gums start to expose the tooth roots, which creates an aging appearance and an uneven look to the smile. This is a real problem, which needs to be addressed before the teeth start to loosen.

Choosing Gum Recontouring

You and Dr. Heinrichs will work closely in making all of your cosmetic dentistry decisions and creating a plan for your dental care. When gum line problems are the real cause of apparent flaws in your smile, gum recontouring can enable you to avoid invasive and unnecessary dental work.

Correcting a flawed gum line is an important part of revealing the underlying natural beauty of your smile. Reducing a puffy gum line can also bring you greater comfort and reduce redness. For some people, gum recontouring is so effective that other cosmetic procedures are not needed. For others, it is part of a complete Smile Makeover

If you believe that gum recontouring may be the right procedure to meet your cosmetic dentistry goals, or if you would like to find out, please Contact Us today so we can schedule an Aesthetic consultation.