Gums, along with teeth, are equally important for a beautiful smile. Ideally, the gums should appear even and smooth, and should act as a frame to complement a person’s smile, rather than as a distraction from it. Sometimes gums rest too low or too high on the teeth. Gums that extend too far down are referred to as a “gummy” smile. It can make the teeth look small and cause people to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles. This problem can be corrected with a procedure called Gum Recontouring. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of! You might also require gum contouring surgery as part of periodontal treatments, such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.