Treating a Gummy Smile & Gum Recession

Having a great smile is important!  While one of the main components of a great smile is the teeth, the gums are very important as well.  Issues with the shape or position of your gums can distract from an otherwise beautiful smile.

Uneven gums, low gum line, gum recession and inflamed gums all negatively affect our smile.  Most people don’t realize how important it is to have proper symmetry to your gum position and shape.

Gum Reshaping

There are many great solutions to these gum problems, including:

  • Reshaping the Gums
  • Raising the Gums
  • Tissue grafting to correct receding gums
  • Movement of the tooth to an ideal position allows gums to be positioned more naturally
Correct Gum Symmetry

Correct Gum Symmetry is shown here with the height of the gums being equal between the front teeth and the canine teeth.   The lateral incisors have a gum height approximately 1mm shorter.

At Imagecare Dental, Plano Dentist Dr. Steve Thompson and team use the principles of esthetic gum design to address the shape and symmetry of your gums.  Most gum reshaping is done with a Laser.  Laser Gum work is fast, safe and easy on the patient.   Healing is quick and most people continue normal activities the next day.  Dr. Thompson has over a decade experience at managing cosmetic gum related issues.  Whether you have a gummy or receding gumline, you can trust Dr. Thompson to recommend gum treatment that will make the difference between an average and a sensational result.

Imagecare Dental offers periodontal gum care to those who live Dallas, Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities. We invite you to call our office today.