Gums provide the frame of your smile. They also seal and protect the sensitive roots of your teeth. You probably focus on someone’s teeth – their shape, their color – when they smile at you. When someone is born with uneven gums, or too much gum tissue, these smile characteristics are also liable to stand out. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic dental solution. Your Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, will explain why many patients opt for a procedure called gum contouring when they feel their gums don’t look quite right.
Excessive Gum Tissue
Too much gum tissue can be too much of a good thing. Having this as a part of your appearance will make their teeth look unusually small; almost child-like. You have probably seen someone cover their mouth when they smile, or try to open their mouth at the bare minimum when they reciprocate your grin. Smiles are a major part of social interactions, and being uncomfortable with yours can lower your quality of life. Statistics and research have proven that people with confident smiles tend to have more success on the job and in their relationships. If your main complaint is your excess gum tissue, gum contouring procedures can precisely remove what you don’t need and unveil a beautiful, well-proportioned smile.
Gum Contouring for Gum Recession
Gums that are set too high or have receded can make your teeth appear bigger than desired. Often this is a side effect of severe gum disease, but it also can occur from hormonal fluctuations (like menopause) or as a natural part of aging. If you have infected gum tissue that pulls away from teeth, your roots are going to be exposed. Sensitive tooth roots that are directly introduced to bacteria will mean root canal procedures, abscesses, and potential tooth loss are all possible. When you don’t have enough gum tissue, a gum contouring procedure might be recommended in conjunction with other periodontal therapies such as regenerative procedures and crown lengthening.
Visit your Celina Dentist
Visit your Celina dentist for any of your comprehensive dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment with our 75009 dental office call (214) 851-0130 today. Located in Celina, we proudly serve patients from Prosper, Frisco, Allen, and neighboring communities.