Periodontal (Gum Tissue) Surgery
A Gummy Smile or Uneven Gum Line:
Think of your smile as if it were a picture. Your teeth are the subject matter, however, your gum tissue is the frame. Do you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums unevenly cover some teeth while leaving the others the right length? Not infrequently patients are referred to my practice with these concerns thinking their teeth are the problem. Sometimes the teeth are excellent or need minimal aesthetic attention, but the real problem is the supporting gum tissue “frame”.
To dramatically improve your smile we may need to address your gum tissue. This can be accomplished by carefully sculpting and contouring your gum tissue to harmoniously frame your teeth. You may be happy after this or you may desire additional aesthetic dentistry to fully recreate a gorgeous smile.