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Gum Contouring

At Smiles for Life, gum contouring involves using a laser to remove excess gum tissue and create a more uniform, attractive gum line. Using a laser allows us to provide precise results that heal quickly.

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What is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that is often part of a smile makeover. It involves reshaping and sculpting the gum line to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance. By removing excess gum tissue or reshaping the gums, a more proportionate smile can be achieved, enhancing the overall attractiveness of the teeth.

During gum contouring, the dentist or periodontist (gum specialist) will carefully evaluate the patient’s gum line and determine the areas that require adjustment. The procedure is typically performed using a local anesthetic to ensure comfort.

The dentist will use a soft tissue laser or a scalpel to remove or reshape the gum tissue as needed. The goal is to create a more harmonious balance between the gums and teeth. The procedure can be performed on a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on the individual’s needs and goals.

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How Does a Gum Contouring Work?

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Gum contouring can address several cosmetic concerns, such as:

By addressing these concerns, gum contouring can significantly improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile, boosting their self-confidence and overall satisfaction with their appearance. It is important to consult with a qualified dentist or periodontist to determine if gum contouring is the right treatment option for achieving the desired smile makeover.

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Who Can Benefit from a Gum Lift?

If you are in good oral health, but feel that your teeth look worn, underdeveloped, or short, you may have excess gum tissue. During a consultation, your dentist can examine your smile to determine if removal of a small amount of tissue can give you a healthier-looking smile.

Patients who wish to undergo cosmetic procedures such as veneers or a smile makeover often choose to combine their treatment with gum contouring for more dramatic results.

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The Procedure

A healthy smile foundation is absolutely necessary to the success of every cosmetic dentistry treatment, so any periodontal disease or tooth decay must be addressed before proceeding with gum contouring.
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Initial Consultation

Meet with your dentist to discuss your cosmetic goals and ask any questions you may have. Conduct a close analysis of your smile to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. Address any existing periodontal disease or tooth decay before proceeding with gum contouring.
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Preparing for the Procedure

Administer local anesthesia to numb the gum line. Offer additional sedation options, such as nitrous oxide, to enhance your comfort during the procedure. Encourage open communication regarding any concerns to make necessary accommodations.
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Gum Contouring Procedure

Begin the gum lift procedure once you are comfortable and the anesthesia has taken effect. Use a soft tissue laser or surgical tools to remove excess gum tissue or reshape the gum line. Carefully trim or shape the gums to create a more balanced and proportionate appearance. Ensure precision and accuracy throughout the procedure to achieve the desired outcome.
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Post-Procedure Care

Provide post-procedure instructions on how to care for your gums and maintain oral hygiene. Prescribe any necessary medications, such as pain relievers or antibiotics, to aid in healing and prevent infection. Schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or complications.
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Bonnie Alioto
5/5

Cathy was very informative about the different procedures and how they would be done. They will check with my insurance and we would discuss cost after my next appointment.

Ramona Lantz
5/5

I underwent 4 hours of heavy dental work under medicated sedation due to my dental anxiety plus 2 months ago I also did the same treatment and both times went extremely well. The Drs were nice and explained everything so my anxiety would stay in check. I’ve been a patient at Smiles for Life for over 6 years and also took my mother who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s to them for full dentures and they were fabulous 💙.

Marque Blubaugh
5/5

Listens to every concern and is caring, professional, compassionate, and understanding of every concern or situation that you have. Evaluating the entire oral structure and creating a plan and long term plan to preserve dental and overall health and peace of mind. Up to date procedures and equipment to review the entire structure and provide options to restore, preserve and have a healthy life and proper ability to eat and chew properly and to be healthy and digest a healthy diet. And to preserve teeth and avoid infections in the mouth and body . An investment, not a contined expense, which you use every day for the rest of your life. Smiles for life, and where you get life to smile.

Graham Simmerman
5/5

Cathy is delightful and skilled hygienist that I’ve counted on for nearly 20 years. Wouldn’t still be traveling nearly an hour from my new home to this dentist office if I didn’t have full confidence in Cathy.

Sue Gibson
5/5

I've always received the best care at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Faith was excellent and Dr. Macintyre is caring and a true perfectionist! I highly recommend to family and friends!

Corinne Shire
5/5

I met with Becky today to discuss implants. Her knowledge is amazing and she explained things thoroughly. My husband was in the waiting room and noticed how nice the staff was to patients coming in for treatments.

George Brinkley
5/5

Smiles For Life is the best place ever Everyone is so polite and they make you feel so comfortable and not tensed up being in a dentist chair The dental hygienist Cathy is the greatest ever She does an incredible and awesome job Thanks for all you have done for me

Terry Eck
5/5

When I embarked on my journey to find the right dental implant service, I initially gravitated towards the two prominent national brands in the field. However, my search took an unexpected and incredibly satisfying turn when I decided to explore the offerings of a local implant provider. Little did I know that this local gem would redefine my expectations of what a top-notch implant service should be like. Here's why my experience with them was nothing short of extraordinary: Meticulous Charting of Teeth and Gums: ★★★★★ One of the first things that set this local provider apart from the national giants was their unwavering commitment to precision and detail. While the big names seemed more focused on the implant procedure itself, this local gem took the time to meticulously chart the condition of my teeth and gums. This attention to detail ensured that my implant procedure was tailored to my specific needs and challenges. It was clear that they understood the importance of a solid foundation for the success of the implants. Infection Prevention Education: ★★★★★ Implant surgery is not without its risks, and one of the key concerns is the possibility of infection. What truly impressed me was the depth of information and guidance this local provider offered regarding infection prevention. They didn't just gloss over this critical aspect; they took the time to discuss the infection possibilities associated with dental implants and, more importantly, outlined a comprehensive plan to combat and mitigate such conditions. Their proactive approach to ensuring patient safety was truly reassuring. First-Year Implant Supervision: ★★★★★ Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of my experience with this local implant provider was their commitment to the long-term success of my dental implants. While the national brands seemed content with the implant procedure itself, this local provider went above and beyond by offering required supervision for the first year following the implant surgery. This level of aftercare and ongoing support was simply unparalleled and gave me peace of mind knowing that my oral health was in capable hands. In conclusion, my exploration journey for dental implants took an unexpected turn when I discovered this exceptional local implant provider. Their dedication to detail, infection prevention, and post-surgery care were nothing short of outstanding. They not only surpassed the standards set by the national brands but also redefined my expectations of what a truly exceptional implant service should encompass. If you're in search of dental implants and want an experience that goes above and beyond, I wholeheartedly recommend giving this local gem a visit. They've certainly earned my trust and gratitude.

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What our customers say

Bonnie Alioto
5/5

Cathy was very informative about the different procedures and how they would be done. They will check with my insurance and we would discuss cost after my next appointment.

Ramona Lantz
5/5

I underwent 4 hours of heavy dental work under medicated sedation due to my dental anxiety plus 2 months ago I also did the same treatment and both times went extremely well. The Drs were nice and explained everything so my anxiety would stay in check. I’ve been a patient at Smiles for Life for over 6 years and also took my mother who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s to them for full dentures and they were fabulous 💙.

Marque Blubaugh
5/5

Listens to every concern and is caring, professional, compassionate, and understanding of every concern or situation that you have. Evaluating the entire oral structure and creating a plan and long term plan to preserve dental and overall health and peace of mind. Up to date procedures and equipment to review the entire structure and provide options to restore, preserve and have a healthy life and proper ability to eat and chew properly and to be healthy and digest a healthy diet. And to preserve teeth and avoid infections in the mouth and body . An investment, not a contined expense, which you use every day for the rest of your life. Smiles for life, and where you get life to smile.

Graham Simmerman
5/5

Cathy is delightful and skilled hygienist that I’ve counted on for nearly 20 years. Wouldn’t still be traveling nearly an hour from my new home to this dentist office if I didn’t have full confidence in Cathy.

Sue Gibson
5/5

I've always received the best care at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Faith was excellent and Dr. Macintyre is caring and a true perfectionist! I highly recommend to family and friends!

Corinne Shire
5/5

I met with Becky today to discuss implants. Her knowledge is amazing and she explained things thoroughly. My husband was in the waiting room and noticed how nice the staff was to patients coming in for treatments.