You need the right amount of gum tissue to protect your teeth from decay and your body from potentially dangerous oral bacteria and to help you maintain proper dental alignment. Too much gum tissue can also create challenges for brushing and flossing your teeth and can affect the appearance of your smile. If you have too much gum tissue or an irregular gum line, call Vive Dental Day Spa at 301-664-9695 for an appointment with our dentists. Dr. Janet Oyeledun, Dr. Dayo Ogunnaike and our team offer crown lengthening, also known as gum contouring or cosmetic gum treatments, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.