If you are looking to improve your smile, one issue may not actually be with the appearance of your teeth, but the appearance of your gums. Gums that appear too big and too visible can cause crooked, lop-sided or "gummy" smiles, and this can make your teeth appear smaller than they actually are.
What is gum contouring?
Gum contouring, also known as gum lifting, is a form of cosmetic dentistry used to effectively correct and reshape uneven or excessive gums. Gum contouring is a relatively painless procedure with a quick healing time. Although some discomfort and swelling may be expected for the first few days after the procedure, this can effectively be minimized with the use of an over-the-counter pain reliever. Gum contouring can be a huge improvement, resulting in a beautiful, even smile! Contact us for your complimentary consultation* today.
What is a "gummy" smile?
Gummy smiles are a common problem caused by the overgrowth of the gum tissue that covers the teeth. The overgrowth of the gums over teeth can be caused by genetics or side-effects of certain medications (e.g. blood pressure medications).