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Gummy Smile Correction – East Hartford, CT

Create the Perfect Frame for Your Teeth

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Are more than a few millimeters of gum tissue visible when you smile? This issue, commonly referred to as a “gummy smile,” can make your teeth appear disproportionately short and stubby. Fortunately, it is usually easy to fix via gummy smile correction in East Hartford, also known as gum recontouring. If you are interested in improving your facial aesthetics via this minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, contact Comprehensive Dental Associates of Central Connecticut today.

Why Choose Comprehensive Dental Associates of Central Connecticut for Gummy Smile Correction?

What Is Gum Recontouring?

Dental patient admiring the results of gum recontouring in East Hartford

Gum recontouring may also be called gum contouring, gingivoplasty, or crown lengthening (technically, crown lengthening is a slightly different procedure, but it achieves similar results). During the treatment, we use a soft tissue laser to trim away excess gum tissue, thereby revealing more of the underlying tooth structure. This makes the teeth appear larger and results in a more proportionate smile.

What Is Gum Recontouring Used For?

Dentist and male patient discussing gum recontouring procedure

Gum recontouring is often used primarily for cosmetic purposes. It helps patients to achieve the look they desire. It may even be used in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures. For example, removing excess gum tissue may make it possible for you to receive veneers or metal-free restorations.

Gum recontouring can also be used as part of a restorative treatment plan. In patients with gum disease, it is sometimes necessary to remove damaged tissue so the remaining portion of the gums can properly heal.

Benefits of Gum Recontouring

Confident woman enjoying the benefits of gum recontouring

Some of the most outstanding benefits of gum recontouring include:

How Much Does Gum Recontouring Cost?

Dentist and patient discussing the cost of gum recontouring

After your dentist in East Hartford evaluates your gums, we can provide you with an estimate for the cost of your treatment. The total price will depend on how much gum tissue we are removing, whether we use sedation and/or anesthesia, and other factors.

Dental insurance is unlikely to cover gum recontouring if the procedure is intended purely to enhance your smile’s appearance. However, if it is deemed necessary for your oral health (for example, if you have gum disease or we need to make room on your tooth for a restorative crown), your policy might cover a portion of its cost. Our team will be pleased to help you navigate your benefits. 

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