Cosmetic Gum Treatment

Reshaping Your Smile With Gum Contouring

Your gums frame your smile. If you have excess gum tissue, gum contouring may be the solution you need to get the smile you desire. Also known as gum reshaping, gum lifting, or crown lengthening, our Periodontists can meticulously reshape your gums to enhance your smile. Patients investing in dental veneers often also choose gum contouring to give them a more stunning and perfectly framed smile.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Transform a "gummy" smile

Repair gums damaged by Periodontal disease

Make short teeth appear longer

Highlight your teeth rather than your gums

Enhance your confidence with a beautiful smile

Craft an even gum line for a more symmetrical smile

How Gum Contouring Works

During the procedure, your Periodontist carefully and artfully sculpts the gums and sometimes the underlying bone to uncover the full surface of the teeth. Our goal is to create a symmetrical and beautiful gum line that perfectly frames your smile. Gum contouring treatment should only be performed by an experienced specialist.

Gum Contouring for Oral Health

While many of our patients undergo gum contouring for aesthetic purposes, your dentist may also refer you for restorative reasons. If you have a tooth fracture or a cavity below the gum line, gum contouring can reduce tissue in the area of the problem. This will give your dentist access to the site for treatment and, if necessary, make it easier to place a long-lasting dental restoration.

Gum Contouring Surgery

Gum contouring surgery is designed to be a gentle and manageable experience. With the PiezoSurgery instrument, the ImplantsDC team takes a less invasive approach to revising the gum line and removing any excess bone. This unique treatment allows for a faster recovery. Patients see an immediate and lasting difference after the procedure.

After gum contouring treatment, you can expect minimal discomfort and will likely be able to return to work or normal activities the next day. If you are having the procedure in combination with another aesthetic treatment, such as dental veneers, you may need to wait a few months before your aesthetic procedure. If you are having gum contouring so that your general dentist can access a tooth fracture or cavity site, you may need to wait about six weeks.

Natural Healing Boost After Surgery

With our team of specialists, patients experience a natural healing boost after implant surgery with the advanced technology of Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin therapy (L-PRF™). It’s as painless as a routine blood test and 100% natural. Using a small sample of your blood, L-PRF™ bioactive clots are formed by separating and concentrating your platelets and helpful proteins. Much like a natural “band-aid”, these powerful L-PRF™ clots are then placed on your surgery site to boost the natural healing process.


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