Gum Contouring

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Cosmetic Gum Contouring

Your gingival tissue, or gums, frame your teeth and can add to, or subtract from, the appearance of your smile. If you have an uneven gumline, or excessive gum tissue, it can noticeably affect your appearance. Cosmetic gum contouring is the process of gently trimming your gingival tissue to even out, and balance, your gumline, creating a more symmetrical and attractive smile.

What is Gum Contouring?

Our approach to cosmetic dentistry involves taking your entire smile into account, and gum contouring is often an important part of a complete smile makeover. On the other hand, some patients may only need gum contouring to correct their gummy smiles, without any further cosmetic treatment.

Since gum contouring involves minor oral surgery, your dentist will carefully administer local anesthesia before beginning the procedure. To help you stay relaxed throughout the procedure, you can ask your dentist about dental sedation.

Schedule a Visit at Sunny Smiles Today!

At Sunny Smiles, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.