Contouring For Your Gums

In our last few blogs, we’ve focused on our cosmetic treatment options. Many of the these involve removing teeth stains or correcting issues with the shape of your teeth. But what about your gums? For those with esthetic issues with the appearance of the gums, your El Paso, TX, dentists provide gum contouring using advanced technology.

When to Seek Treatment

A gummy smile is a term for people showing too much gingival tissues when they smile. This issue could not only display excessive gum tissue, but could also make the teeth look small or uneven. Since these tissues frame your smile, this causes serious esthetic concerns that cannot be addressed with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. If you have issues related to your gum tissues, then please contact us to talk about gum contouring.

The Treatment Process

We first begin with a thorough dental examination to see whether you need contouring. If so, we will used advanced technology to target and remove the excess tissues. Our team alters the gum line to improve symmetry in your smile. The technology ensures we don’t damage or injure healthy tissues, and allows our team to perform the procedure with precision and accuracy. The procedure can be completed in a single sitting. Following treatment, you may need to hold off on normal activities for a day or two to heal, but then you can resume your regular routine. We also offer contouring for the teeth, but this option involves sanding and buffing the teeth to remove pits and grooves, and reshape them, all in one visit. If you have any questions about treating periodontal disease, or about our array of cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today.

Addressing Periodontal Disease

If you have periodontal disease, then our team will need to hold off on the contouring procedure to address the disease first. Without treatment, periodontal disease has been linked to adult tooth loss, as well as sore, red, and bleeding gum tissues. We may use a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planning, to reduce inflammation and help restore the health of the gingival tissues. We could also use advanced technology to remove diseased tissues as well. Once your smile is at a healthier and stronger state, we can move forward with your cosmetic treatment.


At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, we want to help you obtain a smile you can feel proud to show to the world. Along with gum contouring, our team also offers teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding and contouring, and more! For more information on cosmetic dental care, then contact our N. Zaragoza dental practice by calling 915-849-9000.