Gummy Smile Treatment
Contouring teeth involves shaving away excess tooth material and reshaping teeth. This procedure can be performed in one appointment. Small changes to the length and shape of the teeth can be done to achieve the desired result.
Contouring gums involves removing excess gum tissue. This is also called a gum lift. This may be done for aesthetic purposes, or to prepare for other cosmetic work, such as placement of veneers.
How is gum contouring performed ?
Gum contouring, or a gum lift, is a procedure done by dentists to help reshape the gums. This may be done for patients who have gums that have not receded enough, or for patients who have a lot of gum that shows when they smile.
How do gum lifts work ?
Normally done on the front teeth, a gum lift may be recommended when patients are having other cosmetic procedures performed. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to the area before the reshaping. He or she will cut and reshape the gum line using a laser.
When do I get back to normal ?
The gum shaping procedure can be done in one appointment. You will need to take care of the area to avoid infection. Within a day you will be able to drink and eat normally. Our office may recommend a follow up appointment to see your healing progress.