Of the different conditions that could potentially impact your oral health, a gummy smile doesn’t always seem like a serious one. Aside from the appearance of an uneven gum line, there may not be any other symptoms to worry about – at least, not at first. Cosmetic gum contouring is a conservative procedure that’s designed to straighten and improve your gum line when your gum tissues have become uneven. The benefits of improving your gum line’s symmetry, however, goes beyond improving your smile’s appearance, and in many cases, it can have several important advantages for your long-term oral health, as well.
1. Your gum line impacts your smile’s appearance
The underlying problems that could result from an uneven gum line may not be obvious at first, but the appearance of your gummy smile can be highly noticeable. Therefore, one of the first reasons why people choose gum contouring is to improve their smiles’ appearance. Even minor inconsistencies with the symmetry of your gum line can have impacts that affect your smile’s entire overall appearance. The process of strategically trimming the excess gum tissues to even out your gum line can instantly improve those issues in a comfortable and conservative manner.
2. Straighter gums are easier to keep healthy
One of the reasons gum contouring is considered a cosmetic dental procedure is because it focuses mainly on improving the appearance of your smile. However, having a straighter gum line does more for your oral health than just restoring your smile’s symmetry. For example, when your gums aren’t even across all of your teeth, there may be areas where oral bacteria can more easily accumulate underneath your gums. This can lead to the formation of gingivitis, the precursor to gum disease, which can have several negative impacts on your long-term oral health.
3. Gum contouring is a conservative procedure
The cosmetic and oral health benefits that come with straightening your crooked gum line are significant, and with the help of advanced dental treatment, they’re also easier for more patients to enjoy. While the procedure involves minor oral surgery to successfully realign your gum tissues, we can design your treatment to provide maximum results with minimal changes to your gums. You may even be able to also choose a mild level of dental sedation to help remain even more comfortable throughout your procedure.
Learn if gum contouring can help your smile
Cosmetic gum contouring is designed to straighten your uneven gum line, which can have several important benefits for your smile and oral health. To learn more, schedule your appointment by calling Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637.