Gum Contouring To Reshape Your Smile


Contour your gums for the perfect smile with Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX

In recent blogs, we have discussed different cosmetic solutions. There are many ways that you can enhance your smile. A brighter smile can be achieved with professional tooth whitening, you can create a more symmetrical appearance with bonding and contouring, or perfect your smile with veneers. If you have extra tissue, we have a way at Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX to improve the appearance of your smile with gum contouring.

How This Cosmetic Procedure Works

Your gums act like the frames of your teeth. If they cover up a large area of your teeth, it could appear as if your teeth are small. Having too little gums can make your teeth appear overly large or unsymmetrical.

Gingival contouring is a low-invasive procedure. Using a delicate tool or laser, the dentist will either remove or change the shape of your tissue. To bring you more ease during this process, sedation is available.

Before this procedure, you will have to go through a consultation to ensure that your gingival tissue is in good shape. If it is not, you will need to get this restored first. Periodontal disease can put your oral health at risk.

Depending on your smile needs, you can pair this with other treatments. If you want a symmetrical smile, you can pair this with an option such as bonding and contouring. With these minimally invasive procedures, you will be able to have the smile that you have always wanted.

Caring For Your New Smile

This is a minimally invasive procedure, but you will need to take care of yourself once it is done. You may experience some mild swelling or discomfort, but this is normal after the procedure. Pain medication can be prescribed to help you be the most comfortable. Eating softer foods will allow you to eat more easily while you recover. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes and alcohol consumption because these can harm the integrity of your new smile.

Be sure to keep your smile clean by brushing and flossing. Just because your teeth and mouth appear healthy and symmetrical does not mean that they are. Continue seeing your dentist regularly to keep up with your oral hygiene.

Schedule Your Gum Contouring Today

If your gingival tissue isn’t as straight as it could be, then you may be able to correct them with the help of customized gum contouring. To learn if you can benefit from gum contouring, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in East and Northeast El Paso and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.