Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants
Justin Tullis, DDS, AEGD, MS


Improving Your Smile by Correcting the Gummy Smile


            Esthetic improvement of a patient’s smile is possible. In some cases a patient may have teeth that look short and not in proper proportion with the patient’s face. The gum tissue can be reshaped to provide a more esthetic smile. After orthodontic treatment excess gum tissue may develop due to bunching of the tissue as spaces are closed. These cases are normally evaluated 2-3 months after removal of the orthodontic appliances to allow resolution of puffy gum tissue. Depending on the case removal of excess tissue may be beneficial for improved oral health or to enhance your smile.

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