Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure performed to improve the appearance of a patient’s gums. This can be an effective treatment for patients with a “gummy” smile or uneven gum lines. The cosmetic procedure generally begins with our dentist using a special dental instrument to gently remove extra gum tissue to create a more even gum line.
Gum contouring can be performed to correct gum recession. Gum recession is when gum tissue wears down, exposing more of the tooth. This can make teeth appear longer than usual and can cause tooth sensitivity. Gum recession can be caused both by genetics and by poor oral hygiene.
Who Would Need Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that can reshape the gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile. This treatment can be performed as a standalone treatment or in combination with other cosmetic dentistry services.
Gum contouring is ideal for patients whose gums have receded or look more “gummy” than they would like. This procedure can often be completed in just one office visit and involves no incisions.
How Is Gum Contouring Performed?
During gum contouring, our dentist will administer an anesthetic to numb the gums. Next, they will use a laser to reshape the gums carefully. This procedure is pain-free and can be completed in a single visit.
When Should I Consider Gum Contouring?
If you have excess gum tissue around your teeth, it can be distracting and even embarrassing. Gum contouring is a procedure that reshapes your gums to restore balance and symmetry around your teeth.
Gum contouring can fix:
- Spacing between teeth
- Gummy smile
- Excessive gums covering teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Gum contouring can improve the overall appearance of your smile by balancing the gums and teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring is a quick and virtually painless procedure. It can be performed as part of a regular appointment and does not require any downtime. The procedure can help enhance the appearance of the smile as well as improve the health of teeth and gums.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.