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Gummy Smile Correction – Newtown, PA

Say Goodbye to Excess Gum Tissue

Close-up of woman’s smile after gummy smile correction in Newtown

If more than a few millimeters of gum tissue are visible when you smile, you have what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.” In addition to affecting your facial aesthetics, this common problem may also have negative consequences on your oral health. Fortunately, we offer gummy smile correction in Newtown. This minimally invasive procedure can enhance your appearance, lower your risk of certain dental health problems, and perhaps even give you a confidence boost.

What Is Gum Recontouring?

Woman showing off the results of her gum recontouring procedure

Gum recontouring may also be called gum contouring in Newtown or gingivoplasty. The procedure involves gently removing excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the dental structure beneath it. After you recover from the procedure, you will be able to enjoy a well-proportioned smile. Plus, getting rid of excess gum tissue will make it less likely that bacteria and food particles will get lodged in your gums and lead to irritation and potential infection.

Should I Consider Gum Recontouring?

Dentist and happy female patient discussing gum recontouring

There are a few different reasons to consider gum recontouring, including:

What Is the Process?

Young man admiring the results of his gum contouring procedure

The first thing we will do is strive to make you comfortable. Anesthesia, as well as possible sedation, will make sure that you feel little to nothing while we are working on your gums. Once we get started on the surgery, we will make precise incisions to change the shape of your gum tissue. How long the surgery takes varies from patient to patient and depends on the extent of the work we have to do.

When you go home, you may have to temporarily avoid hot, spicy, crunchy, and hard foods while your gums heal. You should also be extra gentle when you are tending to your oral hygiene. If you have any questions about what you can do to facilitate an easy recovery, you are always welcome to give us a call.

Is Gum Recontouring the Same Thing as Crown Lengthening?

Woman’s smile after gum contouring or crown lengthening

The terms “gum recontouring” and “crown lengthening” are often used interchangeably. However, there is a slight difference between the procedures. Gum recontouring focuses exclusively on reshaping the gum tissue. Crown lengthening may involve both removing excess gum tissue and slightly altering the bone that surrounds a tooth.

Are you ready to say goodbye to your gummy smile? As your cosmetic dentist in Newtown, we are ready and willing to help! Contact us today to ask questions or schedule your consultation.

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