Having a beautiful smile is important not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because it raises self-esteem, improves confidence and benefits mental health. If you’re born with uneven gums, however, it might be more difficult than you’d expect to develop the confidence to smile. Fortunately, procedures such as cosmetic gum reshaping and contouring are possible thanks to modern dental technology.
Periodontal gum contouring is performed for therapeutic and medical purposes.
This procedure helps patients whose gums are uneven or cover too much of their teeth.
It results in what is commonly called a “gummy” smile, with teeth that appear smaller than they should. It can also be appropriate in cases where the patient’s gums have receded, exposing more tooth surface than necessary.