Gum Contouring in Watkinsville, GA

    Gum contouring, also called gum reshaping, is used to improve the appearance of the gums. It can also help correct issues such as “gummy” smiles, where too much gum tissue is noticeable when a person smiles. Some patients have naturally thin gums or no upper lip tissue, which can cause their teeth to look small or spaced out when they smile.  

    At Hall Dental, we perform gum contouring to address these issues by lengthening the visible portion of the teeth to give patients a more balanced and youthful appearance. In some cases, this procedure can also improve the health of the gums by reducing their tendency to recede over time. This can happen due to gum disease, but it can also be genetic. A thin gum line can also cause root exposure making teeth more susceptible to decay due to increased porosity of the tooth enamel.

    The Procedure for Gum Contouring

    Our dentist will first administer a local anesthetic to numb the treated area to ensure your comfort during the procedure. This helps minimize any potential discomfort or pain. Our dentist will then carefully remove or reshape the excess gum tissue using a dental laser or specialized instruments. This is done with precision to achieve a balanced and harmonious gumline. They may also adjust the position of the gumline to create a more symmetrical and proportionate look. After removing the excess gum tissue, the dentist will sculpt and shape the remaining gums to ensure a smooth and natural contour. This step helps create a visually pleasing gumline that complements the teeth. 

    Our dentist will provide aftercare instructions once the gum contouring procedure is completed. It is common to experience swelling and discomfort in the treated area, which can be managed with pain medication and proper oral hygiene practices. The gums will gradually heal over time.


    The Benefits of Gum Contouring

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    Improved Aesthetics

    Gum contouring can address a "gummy smile," where excessive gum tissue makes the teeth appear shorter or less visible. By reshaping the gums, more of the tooth structure is exposed, resulting in a more balanced and attractive smile.

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    Enhanced Dental Health

    Removing excess gum tissue can improve oral hygiene by eliminating areas where bacteria and plaque can accumulate. It makes cleaning the teeth and gums easier, reducing the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues.

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    Increased Confidence

    A beautiful smile can have a positive impact on your self-confidence. Gum contouring can address concerns about an uneven or excessive gum line, making you feel more confident and comfortable when smiling or talking. The procedure can enhance your overall facial aesthetics and give you the confidence to showcase your smile.

    Gum contouring aims to correct the appearance of teeth affected by too much gum tissue or an uneven gum line. If you want to learn more about gum contouring, contact Hall Dental at 1180 Resurgence Dr Ste 300, Watkinsville, GA 30677, or call (706) 549-8737 to schedule an appointment.

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