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Gum Reshaping, Gum Contouring

One of the Elements of an Beautiful Smile is a Harmonious Gum Line

This procedure is known by many different names, including gum reshaping, gum surgery, laser gum reshaping, gum contouring, and crown lengthening. The procedure corrects "gummy smiles."


Gum Reshaping (Contouring)

Dr. Taylor recommends gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring, when he categorizes your smile as a "gummy" smile: your gums cover too much of your teeth, most times your front teeth. The encroaching of your gum line onto your teeth can leave the length of your teeth looking too short. In turn, you may be self-conscious about the way your teeth look and not smile as often as you would like. When Dr. Taylor suggests gum reshaping to correct your "gummy" smile, you will be happy to know that the procedure is quick and painless. Plano Parkway Dental, in Plano, TX, can help give you a smile that makes you feel confident by gum reshaping.

The Gum Reshaping (Contouring) Technique

In the past, gum-reshaping techniques used a scalpel to cut away the disproportionate gum tissue. Fortunately, today, new advances in dental technology allow Plano Parkway Dental to offer a less painful way to correct a "gummy" smile. Dr. Taylor uses a laser to remove excessive gum covering your teeth. By using a laser, Dr. Taylor can seal cut blood vessels throughout the procedure, limiting the amount of blood released due to the cut and aiding in your healing process.

What Gum Reshaping (Contouring) Entails

Dr. Taylor administers to your "gummy" smile area an aesthetic before he starts the gum reshaping procedure. When your gum line area is anesthetized, he guides the laser device carefully to trim away the excessive gum that covers your front teeth, and then he reshapes your remaining gum. The process exposes more of your teeth, thus, eliminating your "gummy" smile.

Keep in mind. Plano Parkway Dental wants your dental experience to be comfortable and pain free. There is no need for you to be nervous or apprehensive about any of your dental treatments. Ask about our sedation dentistry methods. We want you to be as relaxed as possible during any dental procedure.

What are the Benefits/Risks of Gum Reshaping (Contouring)?

Dr. Taylor offers gum-reshaping treatment when warranted to eliminate your "gummy" smile. By choosing gum reshaping, you can improve your smile and self-confidence. Nevertheless, as with any procedure that involves cutting into your tissue and bone, you undertake certain risks.

• Benefits of gum reshaping:

  • Your healing time is quick and simple by the use of a laser.
  • Your pain is eliminated with local, pain blocking anesthetic.

• Risks

  • Sometimes, removal of the gum tissue may be inadequate; hence, removal of bone, a simple procedure, may be needed to improve the look of your teeth.
  • When your gum reshaping requires an excessive amount of gum to be removed, your healing time may take longer.

Is Gum Reshaping (Contouring) Right for Me?

When your gum line is jagged or your gums cover a significant portion of your teeth, then you qualify as a candidate for laser gum reshaping. Dr. Taylor can easily reshape your gum line to lengthen the appearance of your teeth. He can reduce the amount of gum that is exposed when you smile, and he can produce a more proportioned gum line.

When your "gummy" smile keeps you from smiling, ask Plano Parkway Dental about gum reshaping. Your smile is as important to us as it is to you. Call us today; we will help you decide if gum reshaping is the right option for you.


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