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.
Dr. Perlman has extensive experience performing gum-reshaping procedures that correct a gummy smile and re-contour the gumline. With his meticulous approach and gentle technique, Dr. Perlman 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’s actually 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,” Dr. Perlman gently removes the excess gum and bone tissue to expose the full crown of the teeth. He then re-sculpts the gum line 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 gum line
An uneven gum line can create the illusion of uneven or disproportionate teeth, seriously diminishing the symmetry and overall beauty of your smile. Dr. Perlman can correct this by gently re-contouring the gum line 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, Dr. Perlman performs gum recession treatment to cover unattractive tooth roots, thicken the gum tissue and protect tooth roots from decay.
Before and Afters
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