Properly proportioned, healthy-looking gums can make a huge difference in your smile! The gums are much like the frame of a picture. A poorly chosen frame can detract from an otherwise beautiful picture. Their shape affects the shape of your teeth. Likewise, their color and appearance affects the vitality of your smile. Gum contouring allows you to shape the gums to a more ideal appearance and proportion. Dr. McRay and Dr. Robbins can comfortably accomplish this by removing excess tissue to fix a “gummy” smile. When your teeth appear “too long” because of gum recession, tissue can also be added at the neck of the tooth to solve this problem.