Gingivectomy – Gum ContouringGingivectomy is surgical gum recontouring. It is performed either to treat the effects of periodontal disease or to correct the structure of the gum tissue around teeth.
Patients who have issues with the height, volume or amount of their gum tissue are advised to get a surgical correction of the gingiva.
Gingivectomy/gingivoplasty is accompanied by a surgical lengthening of the clinical dental crown.
In a certain number of cases, it is also necessary to remove a portion of the alveolar bone (osteotomy) in order to get the most harmonious outcome.
Veneer placement is often preceded by gingivectomy, which ensures its ideal results.