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What Is Gum Contouring?

Posted on 4/24/2023 by Dr Anthony Bouneff
What Is Gum Contouring?Gum contouring is a dental cosmetic treatment procedure that fixes uneven gum lines and gum recession. If you feel that your gums shield too little or too much of your teeth, gum contouring is a good idea. This procedure helps to remove excess gum tissues or restore receded gums.

What Causes Uneven Gum line?

Uneven gum lines can affect your smile. When you have too many gums, your teeth may look small, and small gums can make the teeth appear larger than usual. For many patients, poor dental hygiene is the leading cause of a gummy smile. Without proper oral hygiene, plaque will build up and find its way through the gums. This causes the gums to become enlarged and inflamed.

A gummy smile can also result from genetics and anatomy. For instance, hormonal imbalances associated with puberty and pregnancy can cause changes in your body. Other causes of a gummy smile may involve certain medications, altered tooth eruption, and infection.

Too small gum lines can also affect your smile, which can lower your self-confidence. Gum recession is a big concern for many people since it exposes the teeth roots, making the teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and sensitivity. The leading causes of limited gum tissue are gum diseases, smoking, and aggressive brushing.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a good way to improve your smile. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for this procedure. While a good way to determine your candidacy is to consult a dentist, you can look for some signs. If you notice that your teeth are short or larger than they should be, chances are there are issues with your gums. The shape of your gums can make your teeth look improperly sized.

Do you want to improve the shape of your gums? Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.
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