Enhance the Appearance of Your Smile with Gum Reshaping
By Burton Gooch on April 11, 2018
White, healthy teeth are essential to a beautiful smile. However, it is just as important for the smile to have an attractive frame. Unfortunately, an uneven gum line or an excessive amount of gum tissue can detract from the beauty of the smile and even affect the appearance of the teeth.
At Gooch Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures to address imperfections and enhance the natural beauty of the smile. One of the services we offer is gum reshaping.
Gum reshaping creates a more even and proportionate gum line that highlights the teeth and promotes the overall beauty of the smile. The benefits of gum reshaping allow our Birmingham, AL patients to enjoy the ideal smile they have always desired.
Eliminate a “Gummy” Smile
One of the most common complaints regarding the appearance of the gums is an excessive amount of gum tissue. When a patient has a heavy gum line, the gums cover a good portion of the teeth. This not only gives the teeth a shorter, smaller appearance, but it also creates a gummy smile.
Most people want their smile to reveal a healthy set of teeth, not a strip of gum tissue. During a gum reshaping procedure, our dentists can remove gum tissue to create a better proportion between the teeth and gums.
Create a Symmetrical Smile
Excess gum tissue is only one of the problems that can be addressed through gum reshaping. An uneven gum line is another issue that can be corrected with gum reshaping.
It is common for patients to have a gum line that sits lower in some areas than others. Even though it is the gum line that is uneven, this condition can make the teeth appear off balance.
During gum reshaping, we can remove gum tissue as needed to create a straighter gum line. With a more even frame around the teeth, the entire smile looks more symmetrical.
Improve the Appearance of the Teeth
When the gum line is disproportionate to the teeth, it gives the teeth a short, small appearance. Since the teeth should be the primary focus of the smile, this can really take away from its overall beauty.
When excess gum tissue is removed during a gum reshaping procedure, more tooth structure is exposed, so the teeth appear more prominent. This improves the appearance of the teeth and gives the impression of a stronger, healthier smile.
If there are any cosmetic issues still present after a gum reshaping procedure, we can further enhance the appearance of the teeth through teeth whitening treatment or the placement of porcelain veneers. When procedures such as these are combined with gum reshaping, it truly makes over the entire smile.
Gum reshaping is a pain-free treatment that can drastically improve the appearance of your smile. If you are concerned with a gummy smile or uneven gum line and would like to find out if gum reshaping is right for you, contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about this cosmetic procedure.
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