What is Gum Contouring?

Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring

The shape of your gums may be such that it causes you to be unhappy with your smile. Sometimes gums rest too low or too high. Gum Contouring also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting is a delicate dental procedure to even out an uneven gum line, thus providing you with the perfect smile.

It is commonly noticed that gums may sometimes cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This usually happens as a result of your genetics or due to a particular health problem or drugs.

On the other hand, gums that are too high, make your teeth appear long. This is due to gum recession a condition that pulls back a tooth thus exposing the root.Gum recession may be a sign of periodontal disease, the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth.

Gum contouring, is a cosmetic procedure when it is done to help reshape gums and improve your smile.It is not considered cosmetic when it is done to add gum tissue in recessions and to trim overgrown tissue that has covered part of the tooth crown.

Gum contouring is generally performed by general dentists and periodontists (gum specialists).

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