Gum Contouring – Correcting Uneven Gums

Gum contouring which is also referred to as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting is a cosmetic dental procedure that is used to even out an uneven gum line. Such a procedure is ideal for persons whose gums rest too high or too low on their teeth and is therefore impacting the aesthetics of a beautiful smile. Treatment by one of our experienced and qualified cosmetic dentists is readily available to correct uneven gums.

What Causes Uneven Gums?

Some causes of uneven gums include:-

  • Certain health problems and/or conditions: – In cases when gums appear too high and give the appearance of long teeth, a condition referred to as gum recession tends to be responsible. This condition causes the gum tissue to pull back from teeth which exposes the root of the teeth and can further lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Gum recession could also be a sign of a more serious underlying health condition known as periodontal disease which causes the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth.
  • Genetics – This can play a significant role.
  • Taking of particular prescription drugs.
  • Overbrushing or brushing with too hard a texture toothbrush can also cause gums to recede /pull away from the tooth.
When is Gum Contouring Necessary

Gum contouring by itself is regarded as a cosmetic procedure as it is most often not medically necessary. In certain circumstances, though, gum contouring might be necessary as it might be part of other periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, etc.

How Much Does it Cost

The cost of gum contouring is all dependent on the magnitude of work that is needed. Through consultation, one of our Care Providers at Aesthetic Dental will determine what work is needed and what payment plans if necessary, are available to give you that beautiful smile you so desire. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits you can gain from this procedure.

Cosmetic & General Dentistry