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.
How Does a Gum Contouring Work?
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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