As with any cosmetic dental procedure, fixing a gummy smile is a combination of science and art. Determining if you are a candidate the procedure involves deciding whether you have the necessary requirements to receive it, and how much your looks will benefit from the result. If you are in good dental health and have excessive gum tissue, gum recontouring is likely a good option for you.
At the practice of John R. Phelps, DDS, gum recontouring is one of the many cosmetic dentistry options we can help you find a solution to. If you want to learn whether you are a good candidate for a gum recontouring procedure, contact our Indianapolis offices by calling (317) 793-6133.
Am I A Candidate for Gum Recontouring?
Gum recontouring works best in cases when gum tissue has grown down over your teeth, making them appear too small for your mouth. This way, the dentist can remove excess tissue, exposing more of your teeth without damaging the health of your gums, or their ability to hold your teeth in place.
You are a candidate for gum recontouring if you have:
- Excess gum tissue that covers more of your teeth than necessary
- Teeth that appear small or misshapen but are actually obscured by gum tissue
- Teeth and gums that are in good health
- Good oral hygiene habits
- The ability to follow directions after the surgery
- Realistic expectations and a positive outlook
The gum recontouring procedure generally only requires a single visit and shouldn’t take much longer than an hour. The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for gum recontouring is to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Phelps. Once you are in his office, Dr. Phelps can determine that your teeth are in good condition and would benefit from gum recontouring surgery.
Gum Recontouring Dentists in Indianapolis
With Dr. Phelps examining your gums, you should be able to get the help that you need from recontouring surgery. Dr. Phelps has over 20 years of experience as a dentist in the Indianapolis area, and makes a point of staying up to date on the latest techniques in his field.
To schedule an appointment for a dental check-up or other procedure with John R. Phelps, DDS today, call (317) 793-6133. Dr. Phelps serves patients in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.