Every smile is uniquely beautiful, but if you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile due to a lack of gum tissue or an excess of it, you may hesitate to show off a happy expression. Having an imbalance of gum tissue is incredibly common, and prominent gums, also called a “gummy smile,” can be the cause of self-consciousness for many. At our state-of-the-art dental practice, Dr. Donian Shen, our experienced dentist, offers the latest gum recontouring options to help you achieve the smile you’ve always desired.
Connective Tissue Grafts
Treating gum disease can sometimes leave areas of your mouth with less gum tissue, resulting in a less aesthetically appealing look than you may like. Additionally, if a tooth root is exposed, you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Connective tissue grafts performed by Dr. Shen can replace missing soft tissue and restore the gums. This procedure can enhance the aesthetics of your smile and also protect your teeth from decay.
Also known as “crown lengthening,” gum recontouring is designed to bring the features of your smile into better harmony. Gummy smile treatment can also improve access to the tooth during a restorative procedure, such as the placement of a dental crown or the filling of a cavity. We perform traditional surgical crown lengthening as well as advanced laser gum recontouring. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shen will determine which approach can optimize your needs and goals. As with all of our dental treatments, we prioritize your comfort and results. Our skilled team will make every effort to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.
For more information about cosmetic gum treatments from our practice, please contact our office today. We can answer questions and help you schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shen.