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Crown Lengthening/Gum Recontouring – Jacksonville, FL

Removing Unneeded Tissue for a Beautiful Smile

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For some individuals, a “gummy” smile is enough to say “no” to any photo opportunity. While your friends are busy laughing and playing on the beach, taking goofy photos as a reminder of the fun and eventful day, you’re sitting in your lounge chair watching it unfold in front of you. It doesn’t have to be this way thanks to Jacksonville Complete Dentistry. Our doctors offer crown lengthening/gum recontouring for patients looking to get rid of unwanted tissue that is causing problems with the appearance of their smile. If this sounds like a procedure you want to learn more about, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment today.

What is Gum Recontouring?

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Do your teeth appear uneven? Maybe they look short, and it is because your gums appear to have taken over your smile? If the reason for your dissatisfaction in your smile is because of this excess tissue, gum recontouring can give you a clean, even, and more beautiful smile in no time at all.

Should I Consider Gum Recontouring?

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When it comes to choosing a method of cosmetic dentistry that’s right for you, it is best to let the professionals examine your smile and generate a treatment plan. After discussing your oral and overall health, as well as your individual goals and status of your teeth and gums, we may suggest gum recontouring if:

What is the Process?

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Depending on your oral and overall health, there are two ways this procedure can be performed: using traditional scalpel and sutures or with the help of a soft tissue laser. Gum recontouring with the use of laser therapy is a much less invasive option that reduces healing and recovery times. The quickness of the laser makes it a more comfortable experience for patients.

Is Crown Lengthening the Same as Gum Recontouring?

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As we mentioned earlier, gum recontouring may be necessary if you need restorative treatment. This is where the two procedures, gum recontouring and crown lengthening, are different. While gum recontouring reshape the tissue and reveals more of the tooth structure, crown lengthening reshapes the tissue and bone, which helps to place necessary restorations on the teeth.

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