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By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
January 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if cosmetic dentistry could improve the shape and look of your smile.cosmetic surgery

While some people deal with teeth that are too small, too long, too sharp, or just misaligned, there are others who deal with uneven or excessive gum tissue. Excessive or asymmetrical gum tissue can be the result of genetics, or perhaps an injury or infection is to blame. Whatever the case may be, if you think reshaping the gums could give you the smile you want then our Athens, AL, serving the Huntsville, AL, area family dentist Dr. Brad Beasley is here to tell you how cosmetic dentistry could help.

What Causes Gum Tissue to Grow or Change?

There are many reasons why the shape of your gum tissue can change over time. Maybe you are dealing with gum disease, in which pockets of infection form within the gums and cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. This can make teeth appear longer while gums look rather uneven or asymmetrical.

Other times, people are just born with gummy smiles, which make their teeth look significantly smaller by comparison. If any of these scenarios sound like you then our Athens, AL, dentist serving the Huntsville, AL, area can easily improve the aesthetics of your smile with this simple gum procedure.

How Can Gingival Cosmetic Surgery Help?

Gingival cosmetic surgery, also referred to as gum sculpting, is used to reshape and contour the gums to improve their overall alignment and shape, as well as to make your smile look more even. We know that an attractive smile can easily make someone appear younger while also improving confidence. Let gingival cosmetic surgery provide you with the self-esteem boost you need.

Before the procedure, we will mark the gums to show you how much we plan to remove during the procedure. Once we know that you are satisfied, we will apply local anesthesia to the area to numb the region prior to reshaping. When the anesthesia has taken full effect, we will begin to cut away excess gum tissue or reshape and contour gums to make sure they are even. In some cases, a small amount of bone will need to be shaved down in order to improve the overall look and results of your gum reshaping procedure.

Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry is also proud to provide comprehensive dental services to the Huntsville, AL, area. If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry in Athens, AL, then schedule your consultation today.