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University Periodontal Associates

Our entire Houston dental implant and periodontic team share in Dr. Dennison's commitment to excellence in patient care and enthusiasm to pursue the continuing advances in implant, periodontal (gum disease) and sedation dentistry. Care and concern for our patients is not only the foundation of our practice, but it is the standard that sets us apart.
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Is Gum Reshaping Something You Should Consider?

Posted on 5/10/2019 by Dr. Dennison
Is Gum Reshaping Something You Should Consider?Gum reshaping, or gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that can even out your gum line and gift you with a smile you are eager to share with the world. Gum reshaping is generally done when the gums are too high or too low on the teeth.

Why Are My Gums Uneven?

There are many reasons that your gums may be uneven. Genetics plays a large role in your oral health, however uneven gums can also be a result of other health problems or even taking certain prescription medications can cause them to recede, revealing too much of the tooth surface in some places.

Gums that are too high may be caused by gum recession. This is when the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth and exposes it giving you a 'long tooth' appearance. This is not only aesthetically unpleasing, it can lead to other complications such as periodontal disease, decay and tooth loss.

If your gum is overgrown and beginning to cover the crown of your tooth, gum reshaping is recommended to expose the crown and stop the gum from covering it. In the case of receding gums or overgrowth, the gum reshaping is not considered cosmetic. This is called periodontal gum contouring and is generally considered a medical procedure that is used to repair damage caused by decay, tooth loss or periodontal disease.

Whatever your reason for wanting a reconstructive procedure to reshape your gums, we are here for you and will help you determine the treatment that best suits your individual need. Whether it's therapeutic or medical necessity, we are confident that we can give you the smile you've always wanted.

Please call our office today and schedule a checkup and a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you as you present your beautiful smile to the world!
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