A Gummy Smile Can Be Improved with Gum Recontouring Procedures

At the practice of Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall, patients are often interested in having cosmetic work performed to improve the appearance of the smile. For those who have a gummy smile, treatments are available to help add harmony and balance.

What is a gummy smile?

When more surface of the teeth is covered by gum tissue, it can result in what is known as a “gummy smile.” It may appear as though the balance between the teeth and the gums is out of alignment. Patients with a gummy smile may also have inconsistencies in the alignment of the soft tissues along the gum line. With the help of a dentist, patients can have the gums cut back to make a more aesthetic appearance to the smile.

Gum recontouring is one of many solutions for patients who want to improve their smile. This procedure is done manually by our dentist to ensure it is done safely. Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall also performs these treatments with precision for a natural look. Patients who undergo gum recontouring for a gummy smile are often very pleased with the results they achieve and are excited to share their new smile with others!

Who is a candidate for gum recontouring?

Patients with gummy smiles are often the most popular patients and best candidates for gum recontouring. However, there are other situations in which patients may decide to have this work completed. Some patients who have had conditions such as periodontal disease may be faced with the loss of gum tissues. With gum recontouring, Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall can help in restoring the original look of the smile by pulling the gum tissue down over the visible portions of the teeth. Both methods of contouring are used to address aesthetic concerns. To determine candidacy, patients are urged to visit with their dentist during a consultation.

Call Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall to learn more!

Patients in the area of Ardmore, PA are welcome to book an appointment with our dentist to discuss the benefits of gum recontouring services. The practice can be reached at (610) 649-0696 and is located at 32 Parking Plaza in Suite #602.

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