When you look in the mirror, your smile should be symmetrical. The teeth and gums on the right should mimic the teeth and gums on the left. Should they look different, you could benefit from Gingival Balancing. The mirror image tooth on the left could be shorter than the tooth on the right. The gingival balancing procedure is designed to correct these differences, giving the patient a more balanced or ideal smile. This procedure should be utilized prior to new crowns bridges or veneers on the front “smile” teeth.