Say Goodbye to a Gummy Smile with Gum Recontouring

Have you ever looked in the mirror only to think that your smile was too gummy and that not enough of your teeth showed? If so, gum recontouring may be for you.

Gum recontouring, also known as gum lifting, does just what its name implies. With the use of a dental laser, Dr. James Stewart, a Livonia, Michigan cosmetic and restorative dentist, can quickly, safely, and effectively alter the placement of your gum tissue. The end result is a more attractive and even-looking smile.

Until recently, gum lifting was used as a treatment for periodontal disease, but cosmetic dentists quickly realized the esthetic effect the procedure could have on smiles.

While those with large teeth, weak or thin dental roots, and severe staining at the gum line aren’t candidates for gum lifting, patients looking for a simple way to improve their smile now have another option to add to the already extensive list of smile makeover procedures. Depending on your needs, Dr. Stewart will use his smile design expertise to create a beautiful smile for you.

In fact, the number of people having their gums lifted has increased over 60 percent in the past five years alone. Dr. Stewart recommends the procedure to his patients looking to enhance their smiles without the help of prosthetics, like veneers, and extra materials, as used for procedures like dental bonding. Call (734) 425-4400 for more information or to reserve your consultation appointment.