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Treating Excessive or Uneven Gums

Find out the best approach for making gums more symmetrical and your smile more even.excessive gums, uneven gums

When you smile do you feel like the only thing people notice are your gums? If you have a gummy smile then chances are pretty good that you are looking for a simple solution that will make your gums look more subtle and make your smile look more even. From the office of our Fairfield, CT, dentists, Dr. Joseph Worthington and Dr. Brijesh Chandwani, find out how we address uneven or excessive gum tissue to improve your smile.

Why are my gums uneven? Why do I have excess gum tissue?

In many, someone dealing with uneven or excess gums was born with it. Of course, this doesn’t mean that other habits can’t be responsible for changes to your gums. If you have poor hygiene or if you brush too roughly you may find yourself dealing with changes to the shape and symmetry of the gums over time. Luckily, no matter what has caused this cosmetic issue, our Fairfield dentist can offer simple ways to give you the smile you want.

What are my treatment options?

First, you will come in for a consultation so that we can determine the extent of your excessive or uneven gum tissue. From there, we will determine the best treatment option to suit your needs. Common treatment options include:

  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Dental Veneers

Gingivectomy is a surgical technique that will trim, remove and reshape the gum tissue so that it doesn’t seem to take over your smile or become the main focal point.

A gingivoplasty is usually the best course of action for someone who has normal gums that are asymmetrical because of trauma, genetics or gum disease. This surgical procedure reshapes and contours the gums to improve its overall look.

In some situations, it may just be a better option to consider a cosmetic restoration like dental veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that cover the front portion of your teeth. While they can’t alter the shape or size of your gums they can improve the length and size of your teeth to help even out your smile.

Do you have questions about treating excess gum tissue? Are you interested in finding out if you could benefit from this simple procedure? Call Worthington Advanced Dentistry in Fairfield, CT, today to schedule a consultation with us.

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