Bringing Out the Beauty In A “Gummy” Smile


Some people appear to have smaller-than-usual teeth when they smile, but this may not be the case. In some cases, people may have more gum tissue than normal, covering part of their teeth. For people who want a more prominent smile, gum and smile contouring can be the solution.

In this procedure, Dr. Dan Thompson will carefully, under local anesthesia, trim away excess gum tissue, bringing out more of the tooth surface and brightening the patient’s smile. The procedure requires precision, and Dr. Thompson takes great care to minimize discomfort and to create a natural look.

If you would like your smile to be more visible, click here to schedule an appointment and see if smile and gum contouring is the best option for you. Dr. Thompson may also recommend other approaches to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.