Gum contouring like a breast augmentation surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure. Most of the time it is not medically necessary. Its purpose is usually to rectify an uneven or excessive gum tissue growth beyond what is considered normal. But besides making your smile more attractive, this cosmetic gum surgery can also restore the health and function of your gums when they have suffered damage from dental disease. When an inflammation and bad dental care erode’s your gum to the root of the teeth giving you a not-so-pleasant smile, this cosmetic gum surgery can fix it.
Tooth decay is a common problem. It is the weakening of the tooth enamel which is the outer, hard layer part of the teeth. This is normally caused by the destruction of the tooth enamel due to the acids produced when plaque bacteria start to break down sugar in the mouth. Plaque is a sticky substance or film of bacteria which forms on the teeth.