A gummy smile may or may not seem like a significant concern, depending on how severe it is. However, there’s more to consider about the alignment of your gum tissues than just how they look. For patients who exhibit a gummy smile, even if the condition seems minor, it’s often more worth fixing the problem than they may realize. Today, we examine the importance of fixing your gummy smile, and how we can accomplish it with minimally invasive gum contouring.

Minor changes can create a major impact

Cosmetic gum contouring is the process of carefully trimming excess gum tissues that make your gum line seem uneven. Though the fact that it requires surgery can seem like the procedure must be complicated, the truth is that gum contouring is a minimally invasive procedure, and the contouring is carefully designed to minimize changes to your gum tissues. While customizing your treatment to make it minimally invasive minimizes the extent of your treatment, the results of contouring your gums can have a significant impact on your smile’s appearance.

Your gum health will be better for it

The appearance of a gummy smile is the most immediately visible impact of the condition, but it isn’t necessarily the most serious. The ability of your gums to cover and protect your teeth roots depends on their overall health and integrity. When your gums aren’t even, they can be more likely to hide oral bacteria where you can’t clean it away. This means your risks of developing gum disease are significantly higher, as are your risks of the consequences of it, including tooth loss. Straightening your gum line with cosmetic gum contouring can lower this risk by making your gums more effective at preventing oral bacteria buildup.

You can improve other aspects of your smile

When your gums are uneven, they can have a significant impact on several aspects of your oral health. The opposite is also true, however; when you correct your gum line and ensure that it’s more symmetrical, you can improve several aspects of your smile and oral health. For example, with your gums even and symmetrical, you can more effectively keep your teeth clean and avoid chronic oral health concerns like tooth decay and gum disease. You can also keep a closer eye on any changes to your oral tissues or tooth structure that might be cause for concern later down the road.

Learn why it’s worth fixing your gummy smile

If you have a gummy smile, then it’s worth considering fixing it with personalized gum contouring. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.