If you have excessive gum tissue or an uneven gum line, you may be a candidate for gum reshaping surgery! Also known asor tissue sculpting, Dr. Scott Ellard offers this treatment to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Irregular gums may occur as a result of genetics, a health problem, or even as a side effect of certain prescription drugs. For more information about gum reshaping in Portage, Michigan, and to set up your appointment with our dentist, call Scott Ellard Dentistry today at 269-329-1880.
Gum reshaping, which is also known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, is a simple treatment we may recommend if your appearance is affected by what is referred to as a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far.
In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may recommend gum reshaping. During this procedure, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. Gum reshaping usually requires just one visit to our office.
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If you have a “gummy smile” or your gum line appears uneven or asymmetrical, gum reshaping may be a good choice for improving your appearance. Our cosmetic dentist will help you determine whether this is right for your smile. Call us today to learn more and schedule your individual consultation!