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Gummy Smile Correction – Leesburg, VA

Reveal Your Smile’s Potential

If more than a few millimeters of gum tissue are visible when you smile, you have what is often referred to as a “gummy smile.” While many people do not mind the way a gummy smile looks, others feel that they want their teeth to look larger and more proportionate. If you are in the latter group, we invite you to visit us to discuss gummy smile correction in Leesburg. This cosmetic procedure may be just what you need to enjoy enhanced facial aesthetics and increased confidence.

Woman with beautiful smile after gummy smile correction in Leesburg

Why Choose Downtown Family Dental of Leesburg for Gummy Smile Correction?

What Is Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening?

Illustration of teeth before and after gum recontouring

Gummy smile correction may also be referred to as gingivoplasty, gum recontouring, or gum contouring in Leesburg. During the procedure, we carefully and precisely remove extra gum tissue to reveal more of the underlying dental structure. This makes the teeth appear longer and produces an even, natural-looking gumline. You should be quite comfortable during your appointment. Afterward, some tenderness in the gums is normal. We will provide guidance to help you enjoy a smooth and efficient recovery.

Some people refer to gum recontouring as crown lengthening. The two procedures are quite similar, but there is one notable difference. Whereas gum recontouring usually affects only the gums, crown lengthening may also involve slight modifications to the bone around a tooth.

Benefits of Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening

Attractive woman enjoying the benefits of gum recontouring

Gum contouring/crown lengthening in Leesburg come with some remarkable benefits:

How Much Does It Cost to Fix My Gummy Smile?

Dental patient admiring the results of her gum recontouring procedure

The cost of gum recontouring depends on a few different factors, the biggest of which is the extent of your procedure. Logically, trimming the gums near just one or two teeth costs less than performing the treatment on your entire smile. Insurance usually does not cover gum recontouring unless it is deemed necessary for oral health.

Ask our friendly team about your payment options. We can assist you with your insurance and provide you with clear information that will help you make a confident decision about whether gum recontouring is a fit for your budget.

Would you like to learn more about gummy smile correction? Contact Downtown Family Dental of Leesburg today to ask questions or schedule a consultation.

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