Gum Contouring In Atlanta

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Gum Contouring – Transform Your Gummy Smile

If a gummy smile prevents you from looking and feeling your best, you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Gum recontouring, also known as gum raising, removes excess gum tissue to restore your teeth as the focus of your smile.

Do you want to gain confidence and improve the appearance of your smile? If so, contact Atlanta Smiles to learn more about the gum-raising process.

Our expert dental team has the training and experience in gum contouring to help you achieve the natural gum appearance you desire.

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What is Gum Contouring?

The term gummy smile describes an imbalance in the gum-to-teeth ratio. Disproportionate gum tissue can overshadow the teeth. Ideally, healthy gums support the teeth while maintaining a pink, balanced, and scalloped appearance.

Disparities in the color, texture, or thickness of gums impact the appearance of a smile. Unfortunately, it’s common for this cosmetic imbalance to lead to feelings of embarrassment or insecurity. Thankfully, gum contouring provides a safe and effective solution to create balance in your smile.

Gum reshaping transforms the gum tissue to create a more desirable shape and placement by sculpting the gum tissue. Our professional cosmetic dentists even out the gum line to achieve perfectly natural-looking gums.

What is Gum Contouring?

The term gummy smile describes an imbalance in the gum-to-teeth ratio. Disproportionate gum tissue can overshadow the teeth. Ideally, healthy gums support the teeth while maintaining a pink, balanced, and scalloped appearance.

Disparities in the color, texture, or thickness of gums impact the appearance of a smile. Unfortunately, it’s common for this cosmetic imbalance to lead to feelings of embarrassment or insecurity. Thankfully, gum contouring provides a safe and effective solution to create balance in your smile.

Gum reshaping transforms the gum tissue to create a more desirable shape and placement by sculpting the gum tissue. Our professional cosmetic dentists even out the gum line to achieve perfectly natural-looking gums.

How Does Gum Contouring Work?

Before we schedule the gum contouring procedure, we offer an initial consultation. During this appointment, you meet with the dentist to discuss the details of the process. Next, your dentist examines your mouth to determine the best approach for gum contouring. Then, we communicate the customized treatment plan. Our goal is to build confidence and address any questions or concerns you may have.

On the day of the procedure, we use local anesthesia to numb the area. Then, for laser treatment, the dentist removes and shapes the gum tissue. The laser cleans and seals the wound for a quicker procedure time. Plus, you should not need a follow-up appointment.

In rare cases, we must remove the bone at the front of the tooth’s root to achieve the best results. Your dentist works with you to communicate the specifics of the procedure and ensure you receive the right treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Types of Gum Contouring

We typically recommend laser treatment for gum contouring. However, we have the training and experience to address excess gum tissue with other effective treatment options.

Laser Treatment

Concentrated laser light energy removes and shapes the gum tissue. Laser therapy offers precision which protects the surrounding tissue and accurately shapes the gum line. Laser treatment cauterizes the wound and reduces the need for sutures while speeding the recovery time.

What Are the Benefits of Gum Contouring?

Restore confidence in your smile with gum contouring. Not only does gum contouring improve the symmetry of your smile, but it also removes excess tissue to improve the proportion of the teeth and gums.

In addition to the cosmetic benefits, removing excess gum tissue may decrease the risk of gum disease. When bacteria settle under the gum tissue, gingivitis can form. In addition, excess gum tissue gives more space for bacteria to grow and develop gum disease.

Laser gum contouring treatment offers advantages over other types of gum contouring procedures.

  • Reduced bleeding
  • Shorter healing time
  • Reduced risk of post-procedure infection
  • Increased precision during the procedure

What Causes Uneven Gums?

Genetics is the most common reason for a gummy smile. Some people simply have more gum tissue. Yet, you don’t have to be unhappy with your smile. With cosmetic dentistry, you have the option to redesign your smile with techniques like gum contouring.

Some patients experience an uneven smile from a bad bite. When the jaws don’t align properly, patients may experience different symptoms, like jaw pain, crooked teeth, and a gummy smile. In this case, orthodontic treatment can correct the alignment issues to reduce the unwanted gum tissue.

Is Gum Contouring Permanent?

Gum contouring produces a permanent reduction in the gum tissue. To reshape the appearance of the gum line, the dentist removes the excess tissue. Once removed, the tissue does not grow back.

Gum contouring offers long-term results for uneven or excess gum tissue. In addition, when you invest in gum contouring, the procedure creates a lasting and beautiful smile.

How Much Does Gum Contouring Cost?

The cost for gum contouring varies based on the specifics of your procedure. We provide a cost estimate after we create your customized treatment plan. The amount of contouring required and the method used impact the overall cost of the treatment.

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure. Typically, gum reshaping is not medically necessary. Therefore, dental insurance usually does not cover the costs

Is Gum Contouring Right for You?

Do you have excess gum tissue that invades your tooth space? Do you feel insecure about a gummy smile? If so, gum contouring offers an excellent solution to improve the appearance of your smile.

Most healthy adult patients can undergo gum contouring with minimal risks and outstanding results. Ask your dentist about the benefits of gum contouring for your aesthetics and oral health.

Work with Atlanta Smiles to Correct A Gummy Smile

Atlanta Smiles has over 30 years of experience offering trusted and effective cosmetic dentistry services to patients in the Atlanta area. Procedures like gum contouring improve the appearance of smiles to build confidence and promote positive oral health.

Feel good about your investment in your smile when you work with the proven experts at Atlanta Smiles! Our team of doctors and dental professionals brings an artistic approach that results in a natural and beautiful smile.

Contact Atlanta Smiles today to schedule an initial consultation or to learn more about gum contouring.

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