Who Can Benefit From Gum Contouring?

Recently, we have discussed several ways to improve the appearance of your pearly whites. Depending on your concerns, professional teeth whitening, or veneers can minimize blemishes and boost your confidence. However, if your esthetic concerns revolve around your gumline, these treatments will not help you achieve your smile goals. Instead, tissue reshaping may be more beneficial. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, offer contouring for patients with uneven gums.

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The Advantages Of Gum Contouring

Our gums protect us from infection and keep our pearly whites in place. In some cases, though, this tissue may cause some problems. An excessive gingival display can make our teeth appear short, smile look uneven, and can even create challenges during our dental hygiene routine. Patients with excessive gingival display, shorter teeth, or a recessed tissue line may benefit from a reshaping treatment.

How Gum Contouring Works

This minimally invasive procedure uses gentle tools to remove or redistribute your tissue, leaving you with a more symmetrical appearance. First, you will need a consultation with your dentist. It is important that you are in good health and do not have any oral health issues.

Patients with periodontal disease will first need to have their condition managed with deep cleanings. Signs that you may have gingivitis include inflammation or swelling of the tissue, bleeding when flossing, or the tissue has changed color. If this is the case, it is important to have these symptoms treated before they can progress. Scaling and root planing help remove plaque buildup and help reattach the tissue to the root of the tooth to prevent a recession. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need several deep cleanings.

 If you are determined to be in good health, the process can continue. During the appointment, your dentist will gently remove the tissue and smooth out any bumpy areas. After the procedure, the area may be sensitive for a few days. During your recovery, you can eat soft foods and clean your teeth with a soft-bristled brush.

Pair Gum Contouring With Other Treatments

For a full smile transformation, you can pair this reshaping treatment with other enhancements. If you have stains on your pearly whites, professional teeth whitening can help remove this discoloration. As a result, you can have a brighter smile with an improve display of your pearly whites.

You can also pair reshaping with veneers or Lumineers. Once you have healed from this treatment, the process for veneers can begin. Your teeth and gingival tissue must be healthy before this irreversible treatment.

Schedule Your Treatment Today

If you are interested in gum reshaping, schedule a consultation today. You can call Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, at (913) 901-8585.