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Gummy Smiles - Before and After Photos

Gum Recontouring Surgery - Before and After Photos

Dr. Samantha Aaron is a Periodontist at Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey who has been specially trained to complete gum recontouring surgery, commonly known as gummy smile surgery. Through the use of a scapel, Dr. Aaron will expose more of the tooth to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Get in touch with our office today to learn more about how gummy smile surgery can help you live life with your ideal smile!

Before & After Photo of gum recontouring
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What Is Gum Recontouring?

Your smile line is determined by the shape and alignment of your teeth, as well as your teeth's relationship to your gum tissue. When you have more gum tissue visible, you’re prone to have a gummy smile. Many people don’t know that, luckily for them, there is an attainable solution to their gummy smile that balances out the relationship between their gum tissue and teeth.

Gum recontouring is a surgical procedure we carry out to correct an asymmetrical gum-to-teeth ratio and make a smile less gummy. We use a scapel for our recontouring procedure to easily remove extra gum tissue. Our careful process helps us reduce the risk of infection and bleeding so that the patient can recover more quickly and avoid any dental mishaps.

What Causes a Gummy Smile?

Many things can cause or contribute to someone having a gummy smile. Some are genetic, and some are just naturally occurring consequences of how you take care of your teeth. Understanding these reasons will help you better comprehend the ways in which we can offer you effective treatment.

One of the most common causes of a gummy smile is what we in dentistry call a bad bite. This occurs when your top and bottom jaw don’t align properly. A gummy smile from jaw misalignment is often the case when your upper jaw protrudes out, making your gum tissue more prominent when you open your mouth. You could also have altered passive eruption, a state where your teeth don't come out of your gums all the way to the crown and enamel, giving your teeth a "gummier" appearance in your mouth.

Another reason includes having a hyperactive upper lip, where the muscles in your lip are overly active when you talk and smile, displaying more of your gums. You may also just have too much gum tissue, which can be caused by poor dental care practices, though this may not always be the case. Sometimes, if you don’t take proper care of your teeth and gum health, your gums can swell from infection, and that can result in a gummy smile.

Who Performs Gum Contouring?

The kind of dentist that performs gum recontouring surgery is called a periodontist. At Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey, our resident periodontist is Dr. Samantha Aaron, who has used expert methods of scapel recontouring and other specialized procedures in her professional dentistry career.

Request an appointment with SDNJ for gum recontouring surgery or any one of our extensive dental procedures that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!