If your smile is gummy, our dentists may recommend gum contouring to help improve the aesthetics of your smile. Gum contouring is also used as a periodontal treatment to ensure that your gums and teeth remain healthy! Call Smiles for Centreville at 703-830-9110 today to make your appointment with Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, or Grossman, and to learn more about this cosmetic dental treatment in Centreville, Virginia.

What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring, also called crown lengthening, is a treatment that involves adjusting the shape of your gum line to enhance the overall beauty of your smile. Although you may think of your teeth first when you consider the appearance of your smile, your gums also play a large role in how your smile looks. Our dentists provide gum contouring to ensure that your gums beautifully compliment your teeth for an aesthetic appearance.

What is crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening involves removing a small amount of gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth structure. We typically recommend crown lengthening for patients who have what is sometimes called a “gummy smile,” in which excess gum tissue makes your teeth look abnormally short. In most cases, excess gum tissue simply covers normally shaped teeth. Our dentists remove the excess tissue to reveal a bright, beautiful smile.

Gum contouring is also a great option for patients who have an uneven or crooked gum line. To learn more about gum contouring and crown lengthening, please contact our office today. We are eager to help you achieve the inviting, attractive smile you deserve!