With cosmetic dentistry, we can address a number of esthetic issues with your smile, such as the shape or color of your teeth. However, we can also address problems with your gums. If you have excessive gum tissue or an uneven gum line, we can help correct the problem with gum contouring. Do you have questions about fixing gummy smiles or how gum contouring works?
Question: What is a gummy smile?
Answer: A gummy smile refers to one that displays excessive gingival tissue, which can make teeth appear small or uneven. For many people, this can be a source of embarrassment or cause them to hide their smiles. Fortunately, we can address this with a cosmetic treatment.
Question: How do you prescribe treatment?
Answer: First, we will need to perform a thorough examination. We will look at the gums and teeth, as well as underneath the gingival tissue using digital x-rays. We can then decide what cosmetic treatments are necessary to improve the esthetics of your smile.
Question: What does gum contouring involve?
Answer: After examining the smile, we will remove the excessive gum tissue and reshape the gum line. Since the procedure involves your soft tissues, we will employ an anesthetic and if necessary, discuss sedation options.
Question: What happens after treatment?
Answer: After the treatment, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you recover. We will also schedule a follow-up to monitor your smile and progress. If you have any questions about gum contouring or any of our other cosmetic procedures, then please contact our office today. We want to help you enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile.
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