Gingival RecontouringIf your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gingival recontouring procedure. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.
When performing the gingival recontouring procedure Dr. Lawless sculpts the gum tissue using radio surgery. This procedure can be done on just one tooth or alter an entire gum line, giving you a picture-perfect smile.
Another aspect of gingival recontouring is crown lengthening. This procedure is done to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Other reasons one may need crown lengthening are:
- Tooth decay
- Broken tooth under gum line
- Insufficient tooth structure
What Causes Uneven Gums?
A number of things can cause your gums to be too low or too high. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be the result of genetics, a particular health problem, or taking certain prescription drugs.
Both of these procedures improve your teeth's functionality, aesthetics and periodontal health. Dr. Lawless utilizes the services of the very best cosmetic dentist in the Southeast.
As a dentist who understands the value of personalized service, Dr. Lawless will schedule a free consultation with you in order to help you gain a better understanding of our cosmetic dentistry services.
For more information on any of our services, please contact us at one of our offices.