A Cosmetic Solution to Your Gummy Smile

The point of cosmetic dentistry is to optimize your smile’s appearance, and in many cases, that means addressing one or more types of blemishes on your teeth. Sometimes, however, your smile’s appearance is impacted mostly by your gums, such as when one or more teeth are excessively covered by your gum tissues. Known as a gummy smile, this asymmetrical frame around your teeth can throw your whole smile’s appearance off, even when your teeth are perfectly aligned and blemish-free. If you have a gummy smile, then we may refer you to a trusted oral or periodontal specialist to surgically trim and straighten your gum line.

How Gum Contouring Works

Gum contouring is a minor surgical procedure that involves gently trimming away the excess gums that cover disproportionate areas of your teeth. Excessive and uneven gums can occur for a variety of reasons, and in some cases, you may require additional treatment to address the underlying cause. To correct your gums, your dentist or specialist will carefully assess the alignment of your teeth and gums, then artfully shape the tissues to create a straighter, more symmetrical gum line around your teeth.

Learn How to Deal with Your Gummy Smile

Even if you’ve had your gummy smile for years, you don’t have to deal with it any longer thanks to cosmetic gum contouring. For more information, schedule a visit with us by calling Cederberg Dental in Dallas, TX, today at 214-348-7090. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lake Highlands, Plano, Rockwall, Carrollton, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.