What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring, also called crown lengthening, is a simple cosmetic dental treatment used to correct a gum line that is uneven or unaesthetic in any way. During the gum contouring treatment, our dentists gently remove a small amount of the gum tissue in order to give your smile a more even, beautiful appearance. We use the latest techniques and equipment to provide you with a dental experience that is comfortable, efficient, and pleasant. Drs. Farber and Farber can typically complete the gum contouring treatment in just one visit to Dearborn West Dental, so your smile will be beautiful and inviting before you know it!

Do I need crown lengthening?

We may suggest gum contouring if your gum line is uneven or if you have what is often called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one with excess gum tissue, which comes down too far over the teeth and makes the teeth look too short. In most cases, there is nothing wrong with the teeth and they are actually a normal shape and size. Our dentists remove a small amount of the excess gum tissue, revealing more of the natural tooth structure and your beautiful smile. Crown lengthening in Dearborn, Michigan, may also be used in some restorative treatments, such as when placing a dental crown or other restorations.

To learn more about gum contouring and its uses, we invite you to call or visit us today.