What Benefits Do You Get from Reshaping Your Gums?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by David Mugford
When people think of having a beautiful smile, they usually think of it simply in terms of their teeth. We see this all the time. Patients look at their teeth and think some are longer than others or too small compared to others.
What the patients don't realize is that many times the problem isn't their teeth, but their gums. Your gums play an important role in how your teeth look and how they appear to be shaped.
What Role Do Your Gums Play in the Look of Your Teeth?
The shape of your gums can make your teeth look too small, too large or can recede to the point that the root of your teeth can be visible. Any of these conditions can make your teeth look uneven in some places or can even cause you to develop periodontal disease.
If your gum tissue grows down, it can cause your teeth to look too small or make them appear to have an odd shape. If your gums recede, pull back higher than your teeth, it can make your teeth look too large or can expose you to potential periodontal problems. Shaving your teeth or adding veneers won't help but reshaping your gums, gingival sculpting, can work wonders to improve your smile.
What's great about reshaping your gums is that due to advances in dentistry, depending on your particular case, we may be able to reshape your gums easily and with little to no healing times. For example, if you have an excessive amount of gum tissue, a laser procedure can remove the excess and your recovery can simply involve a strict diet.
If you need to add gum tissue, it is more complex, but the benefits are that the procedures are virtually painless, fast, safe, and reduce the chances of you developing gum disease in the future. Contact us if you would like further information.