Ronald Hawk DDS Cosmetic Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL

Cosmetic Gum Reshaping and Gum GraftingImprove the Look of Your Smile by Changing Your Gumline

The gums are an integral part of a person's smile. Some people have too much gum showing, and others too little. Fortunately, Dr. Hawk offers procedures to treat these problems and enhance the overall look of your smile.

Fix a Gummy Smile with Gum Reshaping

Do you feel that your teeth look too short or that your gums cover too much of your teeth? This can create an unattractive "gummy" smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line can be raised to change the look of your smile through gum reshaping, also known as gingival contouring.

A special laser will be used to trim away excessive gum tissue. This quick and painless procedure will make your teeth appear longer. Gum reshaping can also be used to create a more even gum line.

Excessive gum tissue can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, health conditions, and even the use of some high blood pressure medications.. This condition is not a medical dilemma but an aesthetic problem.

Treating Receding Gums with Gum Grafting

Receding gums can cause your teeth to look too long and make you look older than you are. If you have gaps (pockets) between the teeth and gums, they can trap bits of food, harbor colonies of bacteria, and make it difficult to keep the area clean. Gum grafting can address these issues and restore and rejuvenate your smile.

While some gum recession occurs as we age, it can also often be result of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease must be treated before any cosmetic procedures can take place. Dr. Hawk can perform a thorough examination of your gums and determine if there are conditions present that require treatment.


To find out how Dr. Hawk can change the look of your gums, contact Hawk Dental Artistry today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.