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A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing your smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen your crowns. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of your teeth and reducing the pockets gum disease can cause.

Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more regular. It is often used to treat encroaching gums, sometimes referred to as a “gummy” smile. If the gums are too high, teeth look shorter than they are. This is why the treatment is often called crown lengthening because the teeth appear longer after the procedure. Whatever you call the treatment or its impetus, gum shaping can help improve your smile.

Gum disease can also be a reason to get your gums reshaped. When advanced, gingivitis can cause separation between the gums and teeth, creating pockets where the bacterial infection can flourish. Contouring the gums reduces the pockets so the bacteria have less space to grow.

If your teeth are overcrowded by your gums or your gums are inflamed with gingivitis, call Montgomery County Periodontal Associates in Conroe, Texas, today. Dr. Miles Mason is eager to help you have and amazing smile. Give us a call today at (936) 756-1669 to schedule your appointment!