Is Gum Contouring Right For You?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015, 3:48 pm

Are you unhappy with your smile because of your gums? If the answer is yes, then gum contouring may be right for you.

Some people have gums that appear uneven or sit too high or too low on their teeth. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make them appear small. This can be caused by genetics or certain health problems.

Gums that are too high make the teeth appear longer. Many times this is caused by gum recession, this is when the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth. Not only does gum recession give you a “horsey” smile, it can also lead to tooth decay. Gum recession occurs as we age but it can also be a sign of gum disease.

Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that can dramatically change the appearance of your smile. Many times it is combined with dental veneers for a complete smile makeover that enables you to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Some gum contouring procedures that are not done for cosmetic reasons include removal of overgrown gum tissue that has covered part of the tooth crown and adding gum tissue to receding gums to protect the tooth roots.

If you are unhappy with your smile but feel that your teeth look fine, it could be your gum line that is bothering you. Talk to your dentist about gum contouring and find out if it is right for you. Choose a dentist for gum contouring based on their experience and training in the area of cosmetic dentistry.

Please contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-391-8777 to discuss gum contouring surgery and find out how you can reshape your smile.

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Category: cosmetic dentistry, Dental aesthetics, Veneers

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