What Can I Do About My Uneven Gums?
By Seaside Dentistry
June 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

The most common cosmetic issues treated at dentist offices across the country include dull, discolored, broken, chipped or gapped teeth. cosmetic dentistryHowever, a percentage of patients have a problem with the way their gums look. If you’ve been living with an uneven or gummy smile, you’ll be happy to learn that there are solutions available at Seaside Dentistry, a popular Virginia Beach, VA, cosmetic dentistry.

What Are Uneven Gums?
Some patients are born with uneven gums or inherit them. They either have too much, too little, or different lengths of gum tissue. Some people are just born with abnormally short or long gums. Others have receding gums due to periodontal disease, which is as much an issue of oral health as it is a cosmetic problem. In rare cases, the gums grow over the surface of the tooth over time. No matter the cause, uneven gums are very noticeable when you smile, which is why patients often look to their dentists for a solution.

What Can Be Done About Them?
A procedure called cosmetic gum surgery can help repair the appearance of uneven gums. Also called gum contouring, this cosmetic dentistry procedure allows your Virginia Beach dentist to reshape and trim the gumline so that it’s even and more attractive. This procedure may be done with a scalpel or a laser. In some cases, a case of uneven gums can be corrected by lengthening the crown or attempting to regenerate some of the gum tissue.

Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are used to fix a number of superficial cosmetic issues and are sometimes used to correct uneven gums. Since a veneer covers up imperfections, it can be created in a shape that will help straighten up the gumline. Veneers are a relatively fast and effective way to get the smile that you’ve always wanted.

Talk to a Cosmetic Dentist
Everyone’s smile is different—see Dr. Jason Campbell at his Virginia Beach, VA, cosmetic dentistry to learn what will be the best course of treatment for your uneven gums. Call (757) 689-4363 to schedule an appointment.