Gingival Recontouring

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

Gingival Recontouring

By recontouring the gums or gingiva, we can actually elongate the tooth – making it appear longer and lessens that “gummy smile”. Gummy smile is having a smile that shows a lot of gums and teeth that are not fully erupted.

 

There are a lot of people with “gummy smile” who doesn’t know about this treatment; most of them resign to the appearance of their smile without giving it much thought. Although this procedure is more of an aesthetic procedure than a corrective or preventive one, a person’s smile can and will affect the general lifestyle of a person. Confidence and self-esteem is highly affected when a person feels inadequate. Abnormal physical habits even develop when one hides their natural smile.

This procedure is minimally-invasive, post operative discomfort is very tolerable and initial healing is achieved after 2 days. Once done, it will have a significant effect for a person with a “gummy smile”.

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Fixing a “gummy smile”

 

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Fixing a “gummy smile”