Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your gums appear to be too high or too low on your teeth? If so, you may be a good candidate for a cosmetic dental procedure called gum contouring.
What is Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves removing or reshaping excess gum tissue to improve the appearance of the teeth. This procedure is typically performed on patients who have a “gummy smile,” which occurs when the gums cover too much of the teeth.
Benefits of Gum Contouring
Gum contouring offers a variety of benefits to patients, including:
- Improved Appearance: Gum contouring can improve the appearance of the teeth by creating a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Better Oral Health: Removing excess gum tissue can improve oral hygiene by making it easier to clean the teeth and gums.
- Enhanced Confidence: Many patients report feeling more confident and self-assured after undergoing gum contouring.
- Improved Function: In some cases, gum contouring can improve the function of the teeth by removing excess gum tissue that may be interfering with proper bite alignment.
Is Gum Contouring Right for You?
If you have a “gummy smile” or are otherwise unhappy with the appearance of your gums, gum contouring may be right for you. However, it’s important to discuss your options with a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
Don’t let gummy smile affect your aesthetics, be sure to consult with us to discuss your options and ensure that the procedure is right for you.