Gum Reshaping / Gummy Smile Treatment
We have patients that come in that have a gummy smile. They show a lot of gums when they smile big and there are some different treatments that can be done. In our practice we will do gum reshaping where we can do a gum lift, we call it, so sometimes when you have a lot of gums you have short teeth and we can lift the gums, raise the gums, reshape them and actually, then, expose some nice tooth structure that's been hidden below those gums. It's a nice way to minimize the gum showing and actually achieve a really nice smile.
What Gum Reshaping Can Do For Your Smile
If you’re unhappy with the way your gums look when you smile, gum reshaping may be able to help you. Gum reshaping can fix many smile flaws, including:
- Uneven gumlines
- Gummy smiles (too much gums showing vs. teeth)
- Teeth that look small because of the size or shape of your gums
What To Expect During Gum Reshaping Treatment
We can give your gumline its ideal shape in a single visit at our Houston, TX dental office.
We will discuss every step of the process so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We will also listen to your particular smile goals to ensure you are happy with the final result.
Before we begin your treatment, we will make sure you are fully comfortable using anesthetic and, at your request, dental sedation options. We can also provide headphones with calming music and personal movie glasses with Netflix to distract and entertain you.
Then, we will use a state-of-the-art dental laser to carefully remove your excess gum tissue. After a brief healing period, your smile will look better than ever!
If you’re ready to get the Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Juarez at our Houston, TX dentist office at 832-463-1021 to schedule your gum reshaping treatment. You can also use our online form.