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What is Gum Contouring?

Going through life letting your gums overpower your smile isn’t fair. That’s why hundreds of people seek our gum contouring procedure. Gum contouring is a quick, minimally invasive treatment that delivers a healthy, beautiful, and natural looking smile by removing small amounts of the gum exposing more tooth.

Who is a Candidate for Gum Contouring?

Do your gums take up most of your smile? If you’re noticing your smile is considered gummy where there is more gum than actual teeth showing then gum contouring is something you should strongly consider.Individuals that have excess gum tissue making teeth appear shorter are the perfect candidates for gum contouring.

What to Expect

  1. Your doctor will confirm your goals and may use a pen to draw on your gums.
  2. Local anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment area.
  3. Small amounts of tissue will be gently removed.
  4. Follow your post-op instructions closely. These will include tips such as eating soft foods for a few days after your visit.

Why You Should Consider Gum Contouring

If you’re looking for a minimally invasive permanent solution that can help you achieve a healthier more attractive smile then you should consider gum contouring. Gum contouring will reduce the amount of gum surrounding the teeth and increase the amount of tooth root exposed helping you achieve the smile you’ve been longing for.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of gum contouring varies on the amount of gum that is treated and other factors like supplementary treatments and sedation. The cost can range anywhere from $300 to $3,000.
When gum contouring is performed as a cosmetic treatment, it is not covered by insurance. However, if you need gum contouring to remove tissue compromised by gum disease, your provider may cover at least a portion of the treatment cost.
Gum contouring, removing excess gum and exposing more would be a great solution for you and your smile.
Some patients may undergo BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment to lower the upper lip, but this is only a temporary solution.
Anesthesia is used to completely numb the treatment area. Sedation can provide further comfort for anxious patients. With advanced soft tissue lasers, the procedure is more comfortable than ever before. The tool seals tissue as it works, which results in minimal bleeding and inflammation. Compared to traditional methods involving a scalpel, laser gum contouring involves very little recovery time.