Contouring Your Teeth And Gums

A beautiful smile is about more than just the teeth, as the gums frame your smile and impact both the overall health and esthetics. In order to address cosmetic issues with the appearance of your teeth, and your gums as well, we can provide two contouring procedures. In today’s blog, your Albuquerque, NM, dentist discusses how we contour your smile!

Teeth Contouring

With dental contouring, we gently buff and sand the outer structure to reshape the tooth and to address a number of different cosmetic issues. For example, our team can remove rough patches in the tooth’s structure, as well as pits or grooves. We can reshape malformed teeth or those that appear overly large. We can remove overlapping portions and also address minor chips as well. If you have teeth that appear sharp or pointed, we can dull them with this procedure, improving overall smile esthetics. The entire process only takes one visit to complete, so you leave with a more attractive smile!

Gum Contouring

If you have a gummy smile, then excessive or swollen gingival tissue could make the teeth appear small or uneven, or simply display too much tissue when you smile. To address the issue, we contour the gum line, targeting specific portions of the smile with precision and accuracy, removing excess tissue carefully and gently. We then reshape the gum line to improve smile beauty. The technology we use helps reduce the risk of infection, bleeding, and discomfort. You will need to avoid strenuous activity and avoid certain foods for the first day, afterwards you should be able to return to normal activities. In a single day, we can help transform your smile completely!

Preserving Your Smile

After treatment, you should take steps to help protect your smile from the onset of oral health issues that will threaten the health and beauty of your teeth and gums. Start by cutting back on sugary foods and drinks, and make time to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss every night before going to bed. Make time to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning so we can monitor your smile and also remove plaque that could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you have any questions about keeping your smile healthy, or about our one-visit cosmetic treatment options, then please contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you would like to learn more about how we improve the overall beauty of your smile, then let us know! For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation with us by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM, today at 505-299-2979.