Gum Recontouring

Gum recontouring is a cosmetic dental procedure through surgery that reshapes and carves the tissues of your gums to even out an uneven gum line.

Gums that rest too low or too high on your teeth make one unhappy because they hinder the display of that big smile to everyone. Gums that make your teeth look small due to the gums that cover a large portion of it might be a result of genetics, any particular problem on the health or certain drugs. Gums that are too high and make your teeth appear long are often caused by a recession, a disorder where the gum tissue pulls back from a tooth and expose the root of the tooth. Gum recession is a sign of periodontal disease, which destroys the supporting structures of the gums and bone of the teeth. When left untreated, it can lead to serious dental problems such as deterioration and tooth loss.

Gum contouring is considered a cosmetic procedure. Though this is not popular for most people as they find it not medically necessary, there are those who go for the reshaping of their gums to improve their appearance when they smile. Some people too who are booked for necessary periodontal procedures like lengthening of crowns, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures, take the opportunity to undergo gum contouring surgery. Not all gum contouring procedures are considered cosmetic, and these are adding gum tissue when therecession has transpired and shaving overgrown tissue that has concealed part of the tooth crown.

Gum recontouringis recommended to people who have more gum than teeth and where the gums appear to be disproportionately large. Due to the large size of the gums, the teeth would appear smaller than they are. Along with the uneven gums, the smile that comes out from a patient is one that is not pleasant to see, no matter how much he tries his best to show a vibrant one.

Nothing is to be afraid of in a gum recontouring surgery because it is performed by an expert gum specialist or periodontist only on the front teeth. It is a short, safe, and comfortable cosmetic dental procedure where thespecialized laser is used to sculpt the gum tissue in a simple procedure. However, it is suggested that before having the procedure done, you have to ask your dentist about his or her knowledge and experience with the process. In Del Mar Highlands Dentistry, complete knowledge and experience in this field are highly assured.

If you are unhappy and feel awkward with the appearance of your teeth and gums, talk to your dentist and seek advice if gum contouring surgery is right for you. Always bear in mind that the success of any cosmetic procedure depends on the skill of the doctor. Do your research and find the dentist that has expertise in this field and one that you can give your full trust and confidence. Include in your evaluation photos of the dentist’s works to make sure you are satisfied with what you see. To save your time and effort to find one, go directly to Del Mar Highlands Dentistry where gum recontouring service is available, and the best procedure is attainable.

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