Reshaping a Gummy Smile

There are many reasons why you might develop a gummy smile. For example, if your teeth didn’t erupt normally, then the gums around them may have become uneven. If your jawbone hasn’t developed properly and evenly, then the gums covering them many not cover your teeth evenly, either. In most cases, though, correcting a gummy smile is simple and effective with advanced cosmetic gum contouring. At our office, we utilize the innovative Electrosurge system to perform gum contouring more comfortably and with more precise results compared to traditional gum surgery.

Gum Contouring with Electrosurge

Traditional gum contouring is performed with a scalpel, which your dentist utilizes to trim away the excessive gums that cover one or more of your teeth. While effective, the procedure can be made simpler and more comfortable with the help of our Electrosurge system. The technology utilizes specially calibrated electrical currents to remove the excess gum tissues and create a more even and symmetrical gum line. Electrosurge produces significantly less discomfort, and in may cases, healing doesn’t require the use of sutures as a scalpel would. The procedure will likely be performed by our periodontist, Dr. Shalev. If you would like to learn about the procedure and its potential to help your smile, remember that Dr. Shalev offers a free consultation.

Ask Us if You Can Benefit from Gum Contouring

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call the Viva Dental office nearest you at 214-337-7800 in Dallas, or at 972-437-6000 in Richardson.