Recontouring is one of the most important developments of cosmetic dentistry. Very often cosmetic recontouring involves a Gingivectomy or "gum lift", in which the dentist removes the patient's excess gum tissue. The procedure usually takes not more than half an hour per tooth.
Have you noticed that when some people smile they seem to reveal too much gum, or their teeth appear to be uneven in length? This condition can be hereditary.
A Gingivectomy is the dental equivalent of liposuction, producing major aesthetic benefits quickly. Your smile will be softer and less gummy - more of your teeth will be visible. Teeth that appeared too small will look larger and more attractive.