Gum Contouring

What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile shows a significant amount of gum tissue when a person smiles. Gummy smiles are actually common, although many people with gummy smiles are self-conscious about revealing their teeth due to the excess gums that appear. Fortunately through gum contouring treatment, sufferers of the gummy smile are able to reveal the beautiful teeth that they have always had or prepare their teeth for other cosmetic enhancements.

Do you see a lot of your gum tissue when you smile? Many people with “gummy” smiles do not know that there are dental treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of your gums.

What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring or the gummy smile correction is the removal of excess gum tissue that is covering your teeth. It is used to fix the following dental concerns:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Uneven lengths
  • Uneven ridges
  • Uneven grooves
  • Inflamed, or swollen gums

Gum contouring is often completed in conjunction with porcelain dental veneers for an ideal smile transformation and symmetry. With the addition of beautiful porcelain veneers, your gummy smile disappears, revealing a bright, youthful smile that looks natural and proportioned. The entire process takes just a few visits.

If you are somewhat apprehensive about visiting the dentist. We also have sedation dentistry options available for you.