Gum reshaping, also called gum sculpting or gum contouring, is a basic procedure that is mainly cosmetic. If your gums appear too high or too low on your teeth or are uneven, gum reshaping can help even them out and make them appear less noticeable.
While gum reshaping may be mostly cosmetic, there are some others who will benefit from it. Let's take a look at who can truly benefit from gum sculpting.
You're Embarrassed by Your Gums
If you hate how your gums look and have stopped smiling as much because of it, you can certainly benefit from gum reshaping. Your smile is a beautiful part of who you are, and keeping it hidden can erode your self-confidence. You shouldn't have to think twice about smiling, and gum reshaping can give you that freedom.
Your Gums Have Recessed
In some cases, gums may be too high on the teeth due to gum recession. Generally, this is caused by gingivitis or periodontal disease. The gums have recessed so much that they threaten to expose the roots of your teeth. The pockets created by these recessed gums also provide a great place for bacteria to hide and multiply. Reshaping the gums seals the roots up and gets rid of these pockets.
Your Gums Are So Low that they Cover Part of Your Teeth
On the other hand, your gums may have grown down so far that they are actually about to cover the top of your tooth. If that happens, you'll be biting down on the gum every time you eat! That's going to be painful and damage your gum, making it easier for it to get infected. You certainly benefit from gum reshaping if this occurs.
Do you think you can benefit from gum reshaping? If so, give us a call today and schedule a consultation. The process is fairly simple, and in some cases, it's even covered by insurance.