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Gingival Recontouring – What Is It?

You may wonder at times if there is anything you can do to improve the shape of your teeth. Perhaps you feel your teeth look uneven or too short when you smile. Cosmetic dental procedures can make an incredible difference in the way you teeth look. But did you know that you can change the shape of your gums to enhance your smile?

How It’s Done

Gingival recontouring is the surgical alteration of your gum line to ensure the gum tissue is evenly distributed to give you a natural, healthy smile. This procedure can minimally treat one tooth or it can involve an entire section of your mouth. Using the least invasive surgical techniques possible, our doctor will carefully trim away excess gum tissue to even out your smile. Depending on the extent of the surgery, complete healing may take a few days to a few weeks, but you will notice the change right away!

 The Benefits of Gingival Recontouring

Evening out your gum line is an instant and usually a permanent way to change the shape of your natural teeth. It might be easier in your case to make your teeth appear longer by reshaping the gums rather than by affixing crowns. But gingival recontouring can even be done in conjunction with other dental cosmetic procedures such as if you are interested in having veneers placed or if a crown is necessary. Gingival recontouring helps to fill in black triangles of empty space between your teeth, giving you a healthy and youthful smile.

Some gingival recontouring could make all the difference in your smile makeover. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to learn more about how reshaping your gums could give you a brand new smile.

Posted on behalf of:
Gwinnett Family Dental Care
3455 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 921-1115

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