A “great” smile has many elements. It’s noticeably healthy and attractive. The teeth are all aligned, shiny, and whole. But there’s another aspect to a smile that many people don’t think of—the gum tissue. Gums don’t just provide a protective barrier for your teeth; they contribute to your smile and overall look. Ideally, they feel comfortable, maintain a healthy shade of pink, and are in good proportion to the teeth they protect. If they dominate your smile, make your teeth look short, or make you feel self-conscious, you may need treatment for a gummy smile in McKinney, TX. Our dentist at Stonelodge Dental offers precise gum recontouring at our state-of-the-art practice. Experienced helping our patients achieve cosmetically appealing smiles, we encourage you to consider just how easy an attractive smile with a balanced gumline can be.
Our gum recontouring in McKinney, TX provides immediately visible results and many other benefits, including:
A highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatment, gum recontouring (also called crown lengthening) makes your teeth appear longer and your gums appear shorter, though your teeth will stay the same size. Our cosmetic dentist can typically complete gummy smile treatment in just one office visit to Stonelodge Dental! During this procedure we gently remove a precise amount of gum tissue from each tooth, maintaining a natural curved shape. We’ll remove the minimum amount of tissue possible to achieve the more pleasing teeth-to-gum ratio you desire.
You may have other non-cosmetic reasons that you need excessive gum tissue removed, including creating room for dental crown placement or orthodontic treatment, or for a deep cleaning. Removing this excess gum tissue can actually help you maintain proper oral health and limit your risk of oral decay. Whether your motivation is cosmetic or functional, we know how to fix your gummy smile!
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