Expert Gum Recontouring for Gummy Smiles and Uneven Gumlines
If you have an uneven gumline or“gummy smile,” you can get beautiful, healthy gums with gum recontouring. Dr. Blackenburg is highly trained in cosmetic gum procedures and can remove excess tissue to restore your gums to their proper proportion.
Benefits of Gum Recontouring
Uneven or excess gum tissue is not just a cosmetic issue—it can also have health implications. Excess tissue makes it more difficult to clean your teeth properly, and it increases the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Dr. Blackenburg corrects excessive gum tissue during a simple, gentle procedure.
Functional Crown Lengthening
When needed, Dr. Blackenburg can also remove excess gum tissue to make it possible for a crown, bridge or filling to be placed close to the gumline. This is called "functional crown lengthening". After the procedure, the dentist can place the crown, bridge or filling without problems.