What is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue from around the teeth and reshaping the gums for a more natural look. Most often, it’s performed on patients who have “gummy” smiles or who have uneven-looking teeth that are caused by excessive soft tissue. The procedure is performed using laser technology in our office, so it’s comfortable and effective for all patients.

Why is Gum Contouring needed?

The main reason you may need gum contouring is because you have a short or “gummy” smile. This is caused by excess gum tissue that is covering tooth surface. Another reason you may need or benefit from gum contouring is because your gums are uneven or you have thickened gums around your teeth. In some cases, gum contouring is needed to improve the fit and feel of a bridge or crown.

Who is a good candidate for Gum Contouring?

To determine if you may need gum contouring, we will perform an examination of your teeth and gums. The procedure can be performed on patients of all ages, so it’s never too late to consider contouring your gums for a fuller and brighter smile. We will discuss different options with you concerning the contouring and what to expect. The procedure is done easily in our office using only the latest in dental technology.

What happens during the Gum Contouring procedure?

Using a special dental laser, we will effectively remove any excess gum tissue from around the teeth. The gums are then contoured to perfectly frame each tooth for an even and natural look. You can expect some discomfort and slight swelling from the procedure. Once treatment is finished, you can experience a brighter and fuller smile immediately and gums that look natural in just a few days. Gum contouring is a great way to improve the way that your teeth look while simultaneously improving the way that you’re able to care for them.

If you would like to learn more about gum contouring and how it is completed, call us today to speak with one of our trained professionals.

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