Your gums do such important work; they hold your teeth and roots in place, protect your body from pathogens, and frame your smile with just the right amount of healthy pink. But if your gums are all you notice when you look in the mirror—if your teeth look short or dull because too much gum is getting in the way of your pearly whites—you might be suffering from gum overgrowth or gingival hyperplasia. This common issue can be a result of all kinds of things such as:
- Hormonal changes
- Gum disease
- Certain medications
- Vitamin C deficiency
- Leukemia and other systemic diseases
Dr. Chet Hawkins has an easy solution—gum recontouring. Gum recontouring allows Dr. Hawkins to simply sculpt away excess gum tissue to reveal your own, natural enamel. This procedure usually works well on its own but can be combined with other cosmetic choices such as veneers or bonding to achieve exactly the smile you have been wishing for.