Gum Contouring

A Healthier and More Symmetrical Gum Line

An uneven gum line (also known as a gummy smile) can make improving your smile’s appearance seem more complicated. Even if your teeth are perfectly healthy and blemish-free, the asymmetry of a gummy smile can still dramatically affect their appearance. To correct it, your dentist may recommend customized cosmetic gum contouring, which involves gently trimming the areas of gum tissue that cover too much tooth structure. This creates a more symmetrical frame around your smile that complements your healthy, blemish-free teeth and allows your smile’s natural beauty to shine through easily.

The Benefits of Gum Contouring

Cosmetic gum contouring is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can often be performed in just a single visit. When planning your treatment, your dentist will carefully consider your gum line and its relationship to your teeth and other oral tissues. While the procedure’s purpose is to bring symmetry and uniformity to your gums, the benefits extend beyond your smile’s appearance and can include a reduced risk of chronic bad breath, gum disease, and more.

Frame Your Smile More Appropriately

If you’re frustrated with the appearance of a gummy smile, then we can correct it comfortably and effectively with cosmetic gum contouring. To schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585. Our office is located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, just minutes from I-435 and State Line as well as I-35 and 75th Street.