What is Gum Contouring?

If your gums are seen too much when you smile, this means you have a ‘’Gummy Smile’’. This situation affects your smile in negative way. Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that can change the line of your gums. Your doctor takes the excessive gum tissue and reshapes the gum-tooth connection. 

So we are  making a new smile without interfering your original tooth structure.

What Are The Benefits of Gum Contouring?

With a very simple and easy touch your smile changes immediately. That means make your teeth more visible during talking and smiling. Patient will have new, more esthetic, bright, white and pleasing smiles. This is called ‘’Pink Esthetic’’.

How is Gum Contouring Applied?

Local anesthetic agents are applied to the tissue first and a gum surgeon using dental lasers or scalpels to adjust the gum line. The operation will last in minutes depending on the teeth number taken into consideration.

What Are The Techniques for Gum Contouring?

Traditionally Gum Contouring is done by scalpels. But today dental lasers are widely used for such surgeries. Benefits of the modern techniques are less bleeding and fast healing.

Why is Gum Contouring Needed?

If the patient has too small teeth that is because teeth are covered with excessive gum, ‘’Gum Contouring’’ is a game changer application. Also if the gum line is uneven, that means the pink-white connection is not symmetrical (it is very important especially at smile make over cases) gum line have to be corrected. It effects all the appearance and highlights the power of the patients smile.

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What To Do Before Gum Contouring Treatment?

It is always better to make a regular cleaning before the ‘’Gum Contouring ’’.  Sometimes gum surgeons and esthetic specialist make guides before the operation to determine exactly how much to cut from the gums. So they can figure out the final appearance from the beginning.

What Happens During Gum Contouring Treatment?

Patients don’t feel anything during the operation. 

It is done with local anesthesia. Gum surgeons take the excessive gum with controlling the gum-line be even and the teeth become bigger enough.

What To Do After Gum Contouring Treatment?

Depending on the tool used for the procedure recovery time will be reduced with lasers. Just after the operation cold/ice will help for more comfortable recovery. Mild swelling, discomfort and pain can occur but they can be solved easily. Some special attention about eating and oral care will be needed according to your doctor recommendations.

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