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Some people have teeth that look too "short" due to the relationship between their teeth and gums. This creates a "gummy" smile. A procedure called "gum contouring" is often used to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the crown of the tooth. In fact, the gum line can be carefully sculpted to create just the right proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface -- and the result is a better looking smile.

If the gum is uneven around a tooth, gum contouring can smooth and balance the way the tooth and gum look. The procedure produces a consistent, even gum line that is esthetically pleasing.

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Before Gum Contouring
After Gum Contouring


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