If you have excess gum tissue around your top teeth, you may be self-conscious about having a ‘gummy smile’. The good news is the gums can easily be reshaped and remodeled with a simple in-office procedure. We perform soft tissue recontouring in Brownstown, MI, to treat patients with a gummy smile or for those who need their gums reshaped. We can effectively reshape and restore the gum line using a very precise technique to enhance the look of your smile. Soft tissue recontouring, also known as a crown lengthening procedure, is a cosmetic dentistry solution for many patients who want to improve the look of their smile and smile with confidence.
When the teeth appear too short because of excess gum tissue around the upper teeth, soft tissue recontouring helps to lengthen the crown and even out the gum line. The goal of this procedure is to expose as much tooth structure as possible to create a more aesthetically pleasing outcome. In many cases, the procedure broadens the smile as more of the natural tooth structure shows when smiling.
Soft tissue recontouring can also be performed as part of a restorative dental procedure. If a tooth is decayed below the gum line or there is not enough tooth structure available to support a crown or veneers, we can adjust the gum line to expose just enough of the tooth structure to accommodate for the restoration.
We have extensive experience performing soft tissue recontouring and cosmetic dentistry procedures at his practice in Brownstown, MI. We can treat a gummy smile using the latest techniques and protocols and improve the overall appearance of your smile.