Gum Recontouring

Recontouring Your Gummy Smile

Gum recontouring is a tissue-sculpting procedure designed to reshape a patient’s uneven gum line. Excessive gum tissue, which can result from genetics or certain health conditions, may cover too much of your teeth’s structures, making them appear smaller. By trimming away a marginal amount of the tissue, Dr. Browne can reshape, or recontour, your gum line to better highlight your smile’s natural beauty.

What to Expect from Gum Recontouring

Though gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure, it involves minor surgery. Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Browne will apply a potent local anesthetic to your gums to minimize potential discomfort.

After carefully sculpting your gum line, Dr. Browne will apply sutures to assist in healing. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to minimize any risks of infection as you heal.

In addition to cosmetically improving your smile, gum recontouring may also be recommended for patients undergoing other periodontal procedures, such as crown-lengthening.

Reshape the Frame Around Your Smile

A gummy smile can be the result of many possible factors, but you can correct its appearance by reshaping the tissues that frame your smile with cosmetic gu recontouring. To find out if you qualify, schedule an appointment by calling Dr. Browne’s dental office in Prairie Village, KS, today at (913) 901-8585. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Lenxa, Kansas City, Olathe, and all surrounding communities.