Transform Your Smile With Gum Contouring

Do you feel like your grin still looks uneven after Invisalign? This may be due to your gumline being unsymmetrical. Even with orthodontic alignment, excess gingival tissue can make your smile look misaligned. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, have a way to help improve this issue. Gum contouring can be used to sculpt your gingival tissue to increase the visibility of your pearly whites. In today’s blog, we are here to talk about this process and its many benefits.

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Who Benefits From Gum Contouring

Several patients can benefit from this enhancement. If you have a gummy smile, your teeth may not be able to fully show in your smile. Having excess gum tissue may be caused by genetics, small teeth, hormones, and more. This minimal surgery can also help patients after periodontal treatment. Once the disease is managed, we can use this technique to reshape the gingival tissue that may have receded due to the disease.

How This Process Works

First, you will need a consultation with Dr. Browne to ensure that you are in good health before the process. If you have untreated periodontal disease or other problems, it is essential that you have this treated before making any cosmetic changes. We offer ultrasonic scaling to help manage symptoms of periodontal disease.

Then, your dentist will discuss the best way to improve your appearance. During your gum contouring appointment, we will use a gentle laser instrument to sculpt the gums. This is a minimally invasive treatment, but we may numb the area for your comfort. Then, the tissue will be reshaped or removed. If you have any bumpy areas on the tissues, we will smooth these out as well.

After this procedure, you may experience mild sensitivity when chewing or drinking. You may need to eat softer foods for a few days following the treatment. A soft-bristled toothbrush can be used to clean your teeth twice a day. Be gentle when flossing to not agitate the area. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, call your dentist.

Pair With Other Cosmetic Treatments

To fully makeover your smile, you can combine this sculpting with teeth whitening. We will give you a personalized treatment kit to take home. Every day for about two weeks, as determined by your dentist, you will apply bleaching gel to your teeth. After a specified amount of time, you can enjoy a vibrant grin. Talk to Dr. Browne today to see if this treatment is right for you.

Schedule Your Contouring Service Today

Contouring can completely transform the appearance of your smile. To schedule an appointment, or to find out more about this treatment, call our Prairie Village, KS dental office at (913) 901-8585.