Gum Contouring is an Option for Gummy Smiles
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
At the practice of Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall, patients in the community of Ardmore, PA have access to some of the most advanced solutions in cosmetic dentistry. This includes gum recontouring procedures for patients who have a “gummy smile.”
What is a gummy smile?
When patients smile and their teeth seem smaller and shorter when compared to their gum tissue, this may be referred to as a “gummy smile.” It is a cosmetic concern for patients who have it, causing many patients to avoid smiling altogether. Fortunately, there is a way to restore balance with a procedure called gum contouring.
Understanding gum contouring
Gum contouring is the reshaping of the gum line to reduce or add gum tissue. Gum contouring is done as an elective procedure as there is no medical need for it. Some patients may naturally have a gummy smile due to genetics, or patients with conditions such as periodontal disease may have lost some of their gum tissue that they want to restore. With gum contouring, all of these solutions are readily available for patients to consider. Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall evaluates patients and determine if they are appropriate candidates. Then, the surgical procedure is performed. Patients will be given aftercare instructions following their appointment to reduce their chances of infection and to ensure proper healing and recovery.
Why is gum contouring right for me?
Most patients with aesthetic issues within their smile will want to visit a cosmetic dentist to find out the ways in which they can address these concerns. Gum contouring is just one of several solutions available in our state-of-the-art practice. During the initial consultation appointments, patients can learn about their smile and find out about the many ways aesthetic issues can be fixed.
Contact the practice of Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall today!
Patients in the area of Ardmore, PA who are seeking advanced dentistry and smile artistry are welcome to book a visit with our team to ask about gum recontouring as a solution to a gummy smile. Call (610) 649-0696 today to schedule your appointment at our practice, conveniently located in Suburban Square at 32 Parking Plaza, Suite #602.
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