If you have a “gummy” smile, where your gumline appears lower on the surfaces of your teeth, our dentist may recommend gum recontouring, also known as cosmetic gum shaping. This cosmetic treatment reshapes the appearance of your gumline for a fuller, more aesthetically pleasing smile. Learn more about gum recontouring in Longview, Washington, by calling Lower Columbia Oral Health at (360) 636-3400 and scheduling a visit with Dr. Sam Wise.
Cosmetic gum surgery, which is also known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, is a simple treatment we may recommend if your appearance is affected by what is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may recommend cosmetic gum surgery. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. Cosmetic gum surgery usually requires just one visit to our office.
If you have a gummy smile or your gum line appears uneven or asymmetrical, cosmetic gum surgery may be a good choice for improving your appearance. Our dentist will help you determine whether cosmetic gum surgery is right for your smile. Call us today to learn more and schedule your individual consultation!