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By David Cooley, DDS
February 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: excessive gums   uneven gums  

Our Kalamazoo dentist can help you get that even, more symmetrical smile.uneven gums

From your oral care routine to genetics, there are many factors that can impact the shape and appearance of your gums. If you feel like the only thing people notice is your gums whenever you smile then you may be a bit embarrassed to smile in public. Don’t feel that way any longer. Our Kalamazoo, MI, family dentist Dr. David Cooley can provide you with the treatment you need to give you a more attractive smile.

Regardless of whether you were born with a “gummy smile” or your gums changed over time due to less-than-stellar oral hygiene, our Kalamazoo, MI, cosmetic dentist can help reshape your smile and alter your gums permanently. There are several approaches we can take depending on the goals you are wishing to accomplish.

If you have excessive gum tissue we will most likely perform a simple in-office procedure called a gingivectomy, in which we will remove, contour and mold the gum tissue so that it is more even and doesn’t detract from the rest of your smile. If you are someone who feels like your gums are stealing the show whenever you smile, this treatment could be for you.

If gum disease, heredity or even oral trauma has affected the overall shape and symmetry of your gums then a gingivoplasty may be a better option for altering the overall shape and making the gum tissue more even throughout. If a chronic condition like gum disease is to blame it’s important that we first treat the inflammation and make sure the problem is fully under control.

We also offer non-invasive cosmetic treatment options such as dental veneers. When these custom-made tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front of your teeth they can make worn or short teeth appear longer, which will even out your smile.

If you are ready to find out if gum reshaping and contouring is the right approach for your smile then call our Kalamazoo, MI, dental office to learn more. Schedule an appointment with us today!