When too much gum tissue grows down covering the teeth, the smile becomes gummy and the teeth appear to be small. This can happen because of natural anatomy, while wearing braces, because of hormone changes, or as a side effect of some medications.
A gum contouring procedure called a gingivectomy involves gently removing excess gum tissue by contouring and shaping the “gummy” section of your smile. Dr. Siachos will gently “sculpt” the gum level removing the “gummy” part and “reshape” your smile in this fast and painless cosmetic procedure. Crown lengthening is an optional component of this procedure that can be discussed during your visit.