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Gum Contouring in Nashville, TN

Gum contouring correctly positions your gums to best frame for your smile.

  • Crown lengthening moves the gum line when it covers too much of a tooth (seen in the image to the right)
  • Gingivectomy gum contouring creates alterations in gum levels to achieve more symmetry in your smile
  • Pinhole rejuvenation gum grafting restores areas of gum recession (click here for more info)

When people think of what they would like to improve with their smile, they often don’t even consider their gum line. However, your gums play a huge role in determining the shape of your teeth and smile. For instance, if your gum line covers too much of your teeth, they can appear short and stubby or out of proportion with neighboring teeth. That's where gum contouring is useful.

  • Gingivectomy - A soft tissue laser is used to efficiently remove excess gum tissue to show more tooth structure and increase symmetry between neighboring teeth. No incisions or sutures required and healing is quick and predictable.
  • Crown Lengthening - Performed when bone and gum levels need to be altered to achieve a long lasting result.  Depending on severity of need and how many teeth are involved, incisions and sutures may be required.

We have several gum contouring treatment options and modern technology available to sculpt your gum line and show off more of your bright, beautiful teeth. The best part is, most procedures can usually be done in a single short visit with a bit of local anesthetic. Even though the procedure is quick, the results can be dramatic!

TMD / TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint disorder (also called TMD or TMJ disorder) is a misalignment or malfunction of the jaw joint and can cause significant pain, stiffness and damage when left untreated.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep breathing disorder that deprives your body of oxygen, destroys sleep quality, and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. OSA not only places your body under constant stress at night, but prevents you from enjoying your day-to-day life.

Lip & Tongue Tie Release

Resolve painful or unsuccessful breastfeeding, improve airway development, and reduce digestive issues.