Fifth Ave Perio

Improving Smiles

Gum Recontouring

Surgical Treatment to Improve Aesthetics

Many patients develop gum recession around dental crown margins, which can cause an unsightly black line at the gumline. Other patients have an uneven contour of the gumline, or an overly “gummy” smile, which can adversely affect their appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Melnick can perform gum recontouring to create a more favorable aesthetic gum contour for his patients.

Gum recontouring is a minor oral surgical procedure, typically lasting less than one hour, which can dramatically improve a patient’s smile. During the gum recontouring procedure, Dr. Melnick will gently reshape the gum tissue to create a gumline that proportionately frames the teeth. Through gum recontouring, he can make small teeth look larger or balance an uneven gumline by removing excess gum tissue. He can also adjust the gum tissue to eliminate the black line caused by dental crowns.

If you would like to learn more about the gum recontouring procedure, schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Melnick.