Balance Your Smile With Gum Reshaping

  • July 19, 2017

Balance Your Smile With Gum Reshaping

Do you have a smile that’s more gums than teeth? A gummy smile like that can be embarrassing and make you feel like you don’t want to smile anymore. It even makes your teeth look look small.

Call our Kansas City, MO dental office at 816-399-5539 today to make your appointment for gum reshaping. Dr. Stiver is your Kansas City dentists with the right training to gently reshape your gums and give your smile the right balance between gums and teeth.

What Is Gum Reshaping?

Also called gummy smile treatment or gum contouring, gum reshaping is when a dentist carefully changes the shape of your gums so your smile looks much better.

Your smile is supposed to have a balance between your teeth and gums. That means your teeth should take up most of your smile, but your gums should also play a small but noticeable part. But when you have a gummy smile, you have too much gum tissue. It covers too much of your teeth, making them look oddly small.

Your gumline (where your gums stop and your teeth being) should also be straight. But if you have too much gum tissue, it can be crooked. This makes your whole smile look bad.

Why can you have a gummy smile? It’s often just down to genetics. Some people’s bodies have more gums than they’re supposed to have. This is where gum reshaping comes in. In this treatment, our Kansas City dentist will gently remove the excess gum tissue. This brings a balance to your smile.

A Painless Dental Laser

How is gum reshaping done? Dr. Stiver is your Kansas City dentist trained to use a soft tissue laser. This marvel of modern technology really is a laser. It gently removes excess gum tissue to reshape your gums. This procedure is virtually painless! And because there is no oral surgery, you won’t have any pain or stitches afterward.You just go home and enjoy your new, balanced smile.

The Benefits From Getting Gum Reshaping

Here is what gum reshaping with our Kansas City dentist can do for you.


This will probably be the biggest benefit from this treatment. When you have a gummy smile, your smile doesn’t look nearly as good as it could. That can be embarrassing and make you worried about what others might think when they see it.


If your gums are too big, they can get in the way of restorative dentistry treatments. For example, dental veneers and dental crowns cover a good part of your teeth. If you have a gummy smile, neither treatment will fit right. That’s when our Kansas City dentist can use that dental laser to painlessly remove enough gum tissue so you can get the treatments you need.


Part of the problem with a gummy smile is how much gums show when you smile. But this problem also makes your teeth look small. That’s because there’s just too much gum tissue covering your teeth. Gum reshaping with a dental laser will get rid of excess gum tissue, making your teeth look the right length.


When people look at you smiling, they expect to see a smooth, straight gumline. Such straight lines simply look better. But some people with gummy smiles can have a crooked gumline that makes the whole smile look off. Thankfully, laser gum reshaping with our Kansas City dentist can straighten that gumline.


A big problem when you have a gummy smile is losing some confidence. It’s hard to feel good about making first impressions to speaking to a group if you don’t like how your smile looks. But with gum reshaping, your smile has the balance it needs to look great. That can restore some self-esteem and confidence because you know how good you look.

Call us TODAY at 816-399-5539 or use our convenient online form to make your next appointment for gum reshaping. With Dr. Stiver’s years of training and experience, you can finally get the balanced smile you deserve.

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