When most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they think of whitening, straightening, or otherwise changing their actual teeth. Often people overlooking the visual importance of their gums; your gumline frames your entire smile. Some patients have uneven gumlines or gums that overgrow onto the face of their teeth. This can be the result of medical reasons or genetics, but at CITIDental High Street, we can use a procedure called gum contouring to give you a well balanced, beautiful smile.
Gum contouring or crown lengthening is a simple procedure we use to reshape your gumline. This treatment is ideal for patients who have what we call a “gummy smile”. We gently remove excess tissue that covers up your pearly whites and create a natural looking, even gumline.
Most people have this procedure because they’d like to improve the look of their smiles, but there are other reasons for having it done. Here are a few reasons you might benefit from this procedure, and what you should expect on the big day: