Gingivoplasty is the surgical remodelling of the gum tissue around the teeth to correct deformities.
Gingivoplasty is similar to gingivectomy but with a different purpose. It is often done simply to improve the appearance of the gums. They may have an unusual shape or may not be formed normally.
The causes can include a person's genes, disease, or trauma. Gingivoplasty reshapes the gums to make them look more natural.
This is often done on its own but can be done during or after a gingivectomy. Gingivoplasty can also be performed with a gum graft. This type of surgery adds tissue to the gum line.