Your gums are an important part of a healthy-looking smile. If you have gums that are too low or too high on your teeth, you may be a candidate for aesthetic gum recontouring at Miami Healthy Smiles in Miami. The team of periodontists reshapes your gums in a cosmetic procedure to give you a smile you’re proud to show off. Call the office, or book an appointment online to learn more.
Your gums may be too high on your teeth, meaning they cover a large portion of your teeth, causing your smile to look “gummy.” Your teeth appear especially short because they’re covered by so much gum tissue. In an older patient, this tends to age their smile. This problem can also be a consequence of health problems and/or medications. A gummy smile can make you reluctant to smile because you feel self-conscious.
Gum recession, on the other hand, can make your teeth look long and your smile less-than-ideal. Gum recession can also be a sign of serious advanced periodontal disease. It can also predispose teeth to root caries and possible future tooth loss. Gum therapies can help stabilize the recession (prevent progression) as well as, under some conditions, recover the exposed roots and improve the prognosis and esthetics of the tooth.
Gum contouring is usually considered a cosmetic procedure, but not always. For example, overgrowth of tissue may interfere with the biting surface of a tooth or the restoration of a tooth. Gum contouring can be undertaken, if it applies to you, to enhance your smile. Let the professionals at Miami Healthy Smiles assist you in your decision process.
During the procedure, excess gum tissue may be removed, at times dramatically changing your smile into a softer, more youthful, symmetrical as well as healthier appearance. Alternatively, with receding gums, a gum graft may be undertaken to stabilize (prevent further recession) and at times recover the exposed root, improving the health, prognosis, and appearance of the tooth/teeth.
Gum recontouring is performed in-office in a single appointment. You’re placed under local anesthesia during the procedure.
You don’t have to settle for a gummy, or toothy, smile. Call Miami Healthy Smiles for information on gum recontouring, or book an appointment using the online tool.