Gum Contouring & Teeth Re-Shaping
We’ve all got a unique gumline. Some are high, others are low, and the shape may be due to a number of reasons. This includes genetics and through mouth diseases that cause the gums to degenerate over time.
If you’re someone who feels self-conscious about your gumline, then we’re here to help at Cranmore Dental. We offer safe and simple gun contouring so you can feel confident when you smile.
WHAT IS GUM CONTOURING?
Gum contouring is a treatment that removes excess gum tissue around the teeth. Most of the time it’s done for cosmetic reasons and helps to improve the look of the gums, makes teeth appear straighter and provides added shape to your smile line.
During the procedure, a cosmetic dentist specialist will normally use a scalpel or soft laser tissue to eliminate tissue and remould the gum line.
In some cases, gum contouring may be required for medical reasons. If you have periodontitis, a severe infection of the gums, contouring may be a part of the treatment and used to cut away the diseased gum tissue.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GUM CONTOURING?
- A better smile: By shaping the gums to your exact preferences, you can improve your smile line and lengthen the appearance of your teeth.
- Health benefits: People will excessive gum tissue may be prone to having food trapped in difficult to reach areas with a toothbrush. This can cause repeated gum irritation and the procedure may help to stop this from happening.
- No pain: When undergoing the treatment, you’ll be placed under anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort and you have peace of mind knowing the procedure is safe.
- Little down time: There’s minimal recovery time with gum contouring and any numbness or aftereffects should wear off within hours or days.