Having excess gum tissue can be embarrassing. You may be looking at solutions to get the smile you know you deserve. Gum contouring is an excellent and cost-effective solution. Also called gum reshaping, the contouring process will reshape the gum line by lifting them to give your smile an enhanced shape.
An experienced specialist will work with you to craft the gum line you desire. The procedure involves reshaping and sculpting the gum around the bone, as this helps to uncover more surface area of the teeth. Creating a beautiful, symmetrical gum line that perfectly frames your smile is the goal of gum contouring.
Gum contouring may be steeped in aesthetics, but it has its restorative purposes, as well. Your dental hygienist may make a recommendation to reshape your gum line if you have a fracture or cavity below the gum line. Performing gum contouring reduces the tissue around the cavity or fracture and allows the dentist easier access to the site.
Over time, teeth can start to appear longer because of gum recession. Receding gums can be harmful to your teeth since it opens teeth up to be more prone to developing cavities and plaque build-up in the root. Gum recession may also be a sign that the bones that support your teeth may be weakening. Both of these issues are a cause for concern for your oral health, and gum grafting can be helpful.