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Gum Contouring

If you feel like you have a “gummy” smile (more gum visible than teeth), or your gums are too low (receding gums), you may be a good candidate for laser gum recontouring.

Is gum recontouring surgery for you?

Feel confident about your smile again. We will fix your “gummy smile” by using the gum recontouring correctional procedure. Laser gum recontouring is the process of surgically correcting and reshaping the gums to cosmetically augment its appearance. By removing excess gum tissue covering your teeth, we can transform your gums to compliment your ideal smile.

Gum contouring can be used to mend the following:

  • Uneven grooves
  • Uneven ridges
  • Irregular lengths
  • Misaligned teeth

Additional instances where gum recontouring may be an option are:

Too much gum: This can derive from swelling from a bacterial infection, medication side effects or a naturally high lip line. In addition, a condition called altered passive eruption can cause teeth to be hidden by excess gum because teeth haven’t fully protruded from the gums.

Too little gum: Also known as gum recession, can subject your gums and teeth to excessive bacteria and plaque. 3 main causes of a receding gum line are genetics, gum disease and aggressive brushing.

While this can be considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, gum surgery is often required as an integral part of various dental surgeries and restorative treatments – including dental veneers. Post surgery, you will be limited to light activity, however, laser gum recontouring surgery is a minor procedure with a typically quick recovery time.

Do your teeth appear to be smaller than they actually are? Looking for a proportionate and symmetrical smile? Or perhaps you’re uncomfortable with your gum line? Gum contouring will help you achieve the smile you’ve always desired, transforming your “gummy smile” to reveal a beautiful set of teeth that were there all the while. If you suffer from “dentist phobia”, Able Family Dental has sedation dentistry services available for you.

Questions about reshaping your gums or adjusting your smile? Contact Able Family Dental today – 403-327-7202.

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