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How to Fix Your Gummy Smile

Your teeth are a natural focal point when considering your smile. Are they the right color? Are they straight? Are they too long, or too short? Your smile, however, consists of more than just your teeth, and the shape, length, and alignment of your gums can greatly influence its appearance. A gummy smile can make your teeth appear improperly sized and/or aligned, even if they’re perfectly shaped. With the help of a highly-skilled, onsite periodontist, your Shrewsbury dentists, Dr. Pizzi and Dr. Messina, can reshape your gum line to let your best smile shine through.

Improve Your Smile’s Frame

If your smile is a masterpiece, then your gums are the frame. Too much, not enough, or uneven gums can make your entire smile seem off balance. Through careful gum contouring, we can expertly craft an even and aesthetically pleasing gum line to frame your smile. In our quest to provide our patients with comfortable and effective dental care, our onsite periodontist offers laser gum contouring, which revolutionizes traditional gum contouring surgery through the use of innovative dental laser technology. With advanced technology, impressive experience, and an artistic eye, we can focus on removing only as much gum tissue as necessary, while preserving as much healthy gum tissue as possible.

Your Total Smile Makeover

Quite often, gum contouring is combined with one or more other procedures as part of a total smile makeover. Concentrating on your smile’s health, function, and beauty, a smile makeover concerns your entire smile as a whole, including the tissues that surround it. Reshaping your gum line can help your gums accommodate porcelain veneers and other dental restorations more comfortably, giving your smile a more natural and pleasing look.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.