Gum trimming

Do you have a “gummy smile”? Perhaps your teeth appear too stubby? There’s a solution:

Gingivoplasty and gingivectomy are two procedures that involve remodelling the gum tissue.

In the case of a gingivoplasty, the professional at your Lapointe Dental Centre reshapes the gum to correct any deformities — for example, a misshapen or irregular gumline.

In performing a gingivectomy, your professional aims to harmonize the height of the gum on the tooth or teeth by excising overgrown gum tissue that makes the teeth appear stubby. The recontoured gum yields a more aesthetic smile.