If a gummy smile is getting you down, now is the time to say goodbye to smile insecurities and get ready to show off your amazing pearly whites this spring! With gum contouring, we can transform the appearance of the smile and make you feel a lot more confident when your smile is on show!
About gum contouring
Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure used to treat a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are not a dental health problem. They can, however, affect the look of the smile and this can have a knock-on effect on self-esteem and confidence. The term ‘gummy smile’ is used to describe the aesthetic when there is a significant amount of gum tissue overlapping the tooth crown. The teeth tend to look small and short and the smile lacks balance.
The aim of gum contouring is to shape and trim the gums to reveal more of the tooth crown and make the teeth look larger and longer. The end result is a balanced, beautiful smile.
How does gum contouring work and what are the advantages?
Gum contouring involves trimming away tiny pieces of the gum tissue. The gums are numbed prior to treatment to prevent any pain. Your dentist will use their expertise and experience to carefully judge the removal of the gum tissue.
The main advantage of gum contouring is the new aesthetic. However, there are additional benefits. Patients feel more confident after treatment, especially in situations where the smile is in the spotlight, such as meetings, presentations and dates, and the procedure is simple and quick.
If you have a gummy smile and you long for a more attractive smile in time to celebrate the spring, call us today and book a consultation.