Esthetic Gum Contouring

Healthy gums are important for the health of your teeth and your overall total health. They are also essential for a beautiful smile. Dr. Johnson Hagood of Vero Beach Art of Dentistry is dedicated to achieving optimal oral health, function, and beauty. When evaluating a smile for cosmetic improvement, the contours of your gum tissue will be considered.

Healthy pink gum tissue compliments and firmly frames the teeth. Restoring gum tissue to health could be the first step, and Dr. Hagood’s hygienist will be an important partner in helping you achieve this health. Once gum tissue is healthy, the contours of your gum tissue can be reshaped to create a more symmetrical and naturally esthetic appearance.

A common problem is unsymmetrical gum tissue, which makes the teeth appear to be of different lengths. Dr. Hagood is often able to perform minimal contouring of the gum tissue to a more esthetically balanced appearance. A gummy smile can be corrected with a gum lift that increases the vertical exposure of the upper front teeth.

Depending on the degree of modification to be made, you may be referred to a periodontist for gum lift surgery. Periodontists perform this procedure on a regular basis using techniques that maximize fast healing of the soft tissue and minimize post-operative discomfort. Usually there is very little discomfort, and patients feel the results are well worth it.

In the following before and after photos, you see a smile that was dramatically improved with a gum lift.

Are you unhappy with the uneven tooth lengths you see when you smile? Do you think your smile is too gummy? One of the cosmetic enhancements you may want is gum contouring. It’s a simple procedure that many patients have had and been delighted with the results.

Let Dr. Hagood help you achieve the confident smile you desire. A simple phone call is the first step. Call (772) 567-2237 today.