Gingival sculpting is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that reshapes the gum (gingival) tissue around your teeth. The procedure should be carried out safely by a qualified professional and usually takes a few days to a week to recover from.
What are the causes of uneven gums?
You may have uneven gums for a number reasons. If your gums cover over a lot of your teeth your teeth will look small or can even look misshapen. This can be caused through health problems or genetics, or even through certain prescription drugs.
If you suffer from gum recession, your gum tissue pulls away from the tooth and can expose the root. This can make your teeth look long but can also lead to dental issues such as tooth loss and decay.
How can gum grafting and contouring help me?
Having your gums grafted and contoured improves the appearance of your smile. The process involves removing and re-shaping the extra gum tissue in your mouth to even out the gum line or move the gum line to reveal more teeth.
Gum grafting can also be undertaken to reduce teeth sensitivity and improve your gum health. If you suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, gum grafting can stop bone and tissue loss, protecting your exposed roots from further decay.
How can Number 18 Dental help me?
If you have any concerns about gum disease or want to learn more about gum grafting and contouring then contact Number 18 Dental, dentist in Notting Hill. Our team will be happy to help.