Aesthetic Gingival Procedures

Gummy Smile Treatment Can Boost Your Self-Confidence

Gum recontouring for gingival hyperplasia and gummy smiles.




Gum Reshaping Procedures Can Improve Your Smile

If you have excess gum tissue showing when you smile (a “gummy smile”) or have a case of gingival hyperplasia, you may be a good candidate for a gum reshaping procedure. Gingival procedures can offer both esthetic and functional benefits to the patient. Dr. Ann Astolfi has extensive experience performing periodontal plastic surgery on patients who may need a gum lift and have excess gum tissue removed.

How Esthetic Crown Lengthening Works

An esthetic crown lengthening procedure is designed to treat a gummy smile. If you have excess gum tissue that makes your teeth appear shorter and your gums show when you smile, you may be good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Astolfi will trim away excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Benefits of esthetic crown lengthening include an improved appearance and greater ability to maintain proper home care.


Learn more about the gummy smile procedure by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Astolfi today.

Benefits of Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Removing excess gum tissue with an esthetic crown lengthening procedure can prevent periodontal disease since periodontal pocket depth will be automatically decreased. Trimming away excess gum tissue and reshaping the gum line can make your smile more attractive and help you feel more confident when you smile. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and your gums will heal relatively quickly after treatment.

Treatment for Gingival Hyperplasia

Overgrowth of the gum tissue or gum tissue enlargement, also known as gingival hyperplasia, is a side effect of taking certain drugs, practicing poor dental hygiene, or having periodontal disease or certain types of systemic diseases such as HIV and diabetes. Dr. Astolfi can perform a gum reshaping procedure to treat gingival hyperplasia with gum surgery. She can reshape the gum tissue to make the gums appear healthier.

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