Many people inherit the problem of excessive or uneven gums. A cosmetic surgical procedure called a gum lift can be used to correct this problem. Some abnormalities, as well as advanced gum disease that cannot be treated periodontally or non-surgically, may require the application of soft tissue grafts. Such procedures can be used to cover an exposed root or correct uneven gum lines.
Ridge augmentation is a procedure that can shore up dents and other abnormalities in your gum line. People who lose a tooth, for example, may eventually develop a small indentation where the original tooth was located; this sometimes creates an uneven or unsightly gum line. Even if the tooth is replaced, the preceding shrinkage of the gum may cause the replacement tooth to look longer than the others.