If you have uneven, asymmetrical or bulky gum tissue, our periodontists may recommend cosmetic gum shaping to improve your gumline. Cosmetic gum surgery, also known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, is a simple treatment to improve your appearance by trimming away excess gum tissue. “Gummy” smiles cause your teeth to appear unusually short and may look like the gums come down too far over the teeth. Cosmetic gum shaping corrects this problem and gives you a smile that you can feel confident in sharing with others.
When you receive a cosmetic gum shaping treatment, our periodontists will carefully remove a small amount of gum tissue, exposing more of your natural tooth structure to give you a healthier and more attractive smile. Most cosmetic gum treatments can be completed in a single appointment. Our periodontists will examine your gums and mouth to determine if this treatment is right for you. If so, we will make sure that you remain comfortable during your procedure and have all the information you need to recover and achieve optimal results from your treatment.
We invite you to contact our office to make an appointment with our periodontists and learn more about the benefits of cosmetic gum shaping. We are committed to helping you enjoy a more aesthetic smile!