Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring

What is Gum Recontouring?

Gum reshaping or contouring is a procedure performed to reshape the gums if they rest too low or too high on your teeth.

For patients with “gummy” smiles, a line is drawn to mark the new gum line. Once approved, anesthesia is applied to the area and the contouring begins. A dental instrument (typically a scalpel or laser) is used to reshape the gum tissue and trim away any extra tissue overhanging the tooth.

For patients with a “toothy” grin, gum grafting can add gum tissue to reduce the amount of visible tooth Tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth or from gum tissue near the tooth and stitched into the area needing additional gum tissue.

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