Some patients may have an issue with excessive gum tissue and could benefit from crown lengthening that would show more of the crown of a tooth. At Blue Stream Dental , we offer our patients periodontal treatment. Dr. William D. Ledford offers to help patients with a “gummy” smile regain their confidence and more of their chewing abilities. To learn more about periodontal treatment in Kansas City, Missouri, please contact us at 816-569-9787. We hope you will reach out and make an appointment to see our dentist today!
Cosmetic gum surgery, which can also be known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, is a simple treatment we may recommend if your appearance is affected by what is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may recommend cosmetic gum surgery. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. Cosmetic gum surgery usually requires just one visit to our office.
If you have a gummy smile, or if your gum line appears uneven or asymmetrical, cosmetic gum surgery may be a good choice for improving your appearance. Our dentist will help you determine whether cosmetic gum surgery is right for your smile. Call us today to learn more and to schedule your individual consultation!