Gum contouring gives patients a solution to create a balance between the gums and teeth. Patients with a gummy smile may feel insecure about their excess gum tissue. With gum contouring, patients can transform their smiles to gain confidence and craft their smiles to fit their cosmetic goals. A common question we have seen is, “Are Gum Contouring Results Permanent?”
What Is the Purpose of Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring procedures use laser technology to reshape the gum line by removing gum tissue. Some people have more gum tissue than others. When the gums sit too far down on the teeth, the ratio between the gums and teeth may compromise the smile’s appearance.
Our cosmetic dentists can recontour the gum line to create the desired proportion in these cases. Gum contouring changes the appearance of teeth, and in some cases, removing excess gum tissue can restore oral health.
Are the Results of a Gum Contouring Procedure Permanent?
Yes. Once you undergo gum contouring, the tissue rarely grows back. When the dentist removes the tissue with the laser, the new gum shape becomes permanent. Gum contouring is a long-term investment.
Because gum contouring changes the gum line forever, working with a trusted and experienced cosmetic dentist is vital. As experts in general and cosmetic dentistry, the Atlanta Smiles team offers patients peace of mind. Patients trust us for beautiful results that prioritize the health of the smile.
What Are the Risks of Gum Contouring?
When considering a permanent procedure, it’s essential to think about the possible risks. With the implementation of laser technology, the risks decreased. The procedure very rarely requires the use of a scalpel. Instead, the lasers safely and quickly reshape the gums. In addition, the lasers seal the blood vessels, which lowers the risk of bleeding while sterilizing the area to prevent infection.
There is a minimal risk that the gum tissue could regrow. However, this is extremely rare. Also, some patients may feel discomfort after the procedure. Over-the-counter pain medication should soothe the pain. Overall, gum contouring offers a safe and effective way to reshape the gum line and gain confidence in your smile.
Do I Need a Cosmetic Dentist for Gum Contouring?
A general dentist may offer gum contouring. However, it is best to work with a dentist experienced in laser technology and gum contouring. A cosmetic dentist focuses on the aesthetic outcome of the treatment. They specialize in creating beautiful smiles.
Also, when you work with a cosmetic dentist, they understand how to combine procedures to create your dream smile. A smile makeover incorporates more than one cosmetic dental procedure to address multiple issues. For example, you may wish to combine gum contouring to reshape the top gum line with clear aligners to straighten the bottom teeth.
A cosmetic dentist is a general dentist with additional training and focus. Working with a cosmetic dentist means you receive all the benefits of a general dentist with expert knowledge of cosmetic dentistry.
Why Choose Atlanta Smiles for Gum Contouring?
Atlanta Smiles has a reputation for excellence. Our expert dental team leads the industry with state-of-the-art technology and dental methods. We understand the importance of a beautiful and healthy smile, so you get both when you work with us!
For gum contouring, the procedure requires precision. Once we remove the tissue, it is permanently gone. While this is the goal, you want confidence that the results match the treatment plan.
Get your dream smile and increase your confidence with gum contouring at Atlanta Smiles. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.