A smile is not vanity … it’s your identity.

Our dentists and team offer cosmetic gum shaping in Cincinnati, Ohio, to help patients with “gummy smiles” achieve beautiful appearances.

What Does a “Gummy Smile” Look Like?
Individuals with gummy smiles typically have teeth that appear short with gums that look too large due to an excess of gum tissue. This condition makes the teeth look too small and the gums too bulky. This condition is cosmetic in nature and does not typically cause a negative impact on the teeth. However, many individuals choose to seek cosmetic gum shaping to enhance the look of their smile.

What Is Cosmetic Gum Surgery?
Depending on your smile needs and goals, Dr. Rachelle Boudreau or Dr. Vincent Benedetti may recommend that you visit our office for cosmetic gum surgery, which is often referred to as a gingivectomy, crown lengthening or cosmetic gum shaping. During this procedure, our team will remove a small portion of the gum tissue to reveal more of the tooth structure. This treatment is fast and effective and can be used to improve a gummy smile or fix an uneven or asymmetrical gumline.

If you are interested in this procedure at Illuminate Dentistry, call our office at 513-772-0722. We look forward to caring for your smile needs!


Our patients have consistently been satisfied with the results of their services with us. We love taking care of each patient's individual needs and bringing smiles back to their faces. The results speak for themselves!


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