If you have a “gummy” smile, our periodontist may recommend gummy smile reduction to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Excessive gum tissue can make your teeth appear smaller and create an unbalanced smile, affecting your self-confidence and overall satisfaction with your appearance. Gummy smile reduction addresses this issue to give you a healthier, more attractive and more balanced smile.

There are several options available for gummy smile reduction, though the most common treatment is cosmetic gum contouring. Sometimes referred to as a gingivectomy, this procedure involves carefully reshaping and removing gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth. It is designed to be precise and minimally invasive to give you immediate results. Our periodontist will carefully evaluate your gums and mouth to determine if this procedure is right for you. This initial evaluation will include factors such as the position of your upper lip, the length of your teeth and the thickness of your gum tissue. Once our periodontist understands your needs and your aesthetic goals he will be able to design an individualized treatment plan that meets your precise needs.

For more information about gummy smile reduction in Shawnee, Kansas, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Strutz, please contact our office today at 913-268-0808. We are committed to helping you enjoy a confident and healthy smile!

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