Cosmetic Gum Treatment in Jacksonville
Skilled Treatment for Uneven Gumlines and Gummy Smiles
Your gums frame your teeth and help showcase your smile. Uneven gums, or gums that are too prominent, can detract from a smile as much as crooked teeth. When the crowns of your teeth are covered by excess gum tissue, it can make your teeth look too small, and you appear to have what is called a “gummy smile.” Uneven gums can cover some teeth more than others, making the teeth look uneven or crooked.
Drs. Perlman and Molina are highly experienced in performing gum-reshaping procedures that correct a gummy smile and re-contour the gumline. With their meticulous approach and gentle technique, our doctors can remove excessive gum tissue to reveal your healthy tooth enamel.
Correcting a Gummy Smile With Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
Smiles look “gummy” when teeth appear shorter than normal or a smile is dominated by more gum than teeth. While it may appear that the teeth are simply too short and stubby, it could actually be an overabundance of bone and gum tissue covering a portion of the tooth. Extra gum tissue also makes it harder to keep teeth clean, which increases the susceptibility to periodontal infections.
To correct a “gummy smile,” our doctors gently remove the excess gum and bone tissue to expose the full crowns of the teeth. They then re-sculpt the gumline to its correct height, width and shape around each tooth. When this is completed, the teeth will appear normal in size, and your smile will look totally natural and attractive.
Aligning an Uneven Gumline
An uneven gumline can create the illusion of uneven or disproportionate teeth, seriously diminishing the symmetry and overall beauty of your smile. Drs. Perlman and Molina correct this by gently re-contouring the gumline around your teeth so your gums are perfectly aligned and your smile is redefined.
Treatment for Receding Gums
Gum recession results in exposure of the tooth root. For severe cases of gum disease, our doctors perform gum recession treatment to cover unattractive tooth roots, thicken the gum tissue and protect tooth roots from decay.
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Before and Afters
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