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Get the beautiful smile you want with gum contouring

Having a beautiful smile is important, and a lot of that beauty comes from having symmetry in your teeth and gums. If you’ve got a gummy smile or you’re dealing with a receding gumline, it can affect the way your smile looks — to yourself and to others. The good news is, with gum contouring at Smile Workshop Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, you can restore that ideal symmetry so you can feel confident about your beautiful smile. And typically, all it takes is one office visit. 

Gum Contouring at Smile Workshop 

Our team offers state-of-the-art gum contouring treatments tailored to your needs. Generally, these treatments depend on whether you have excess gum tissue (a gummy smile) or not enough gum tissue (a receding gumline). 

Gum Contouring for a gummy smile

If you have a gummy smile, a lot of gum tissue shows when you smile. The result: yYour teeth look smaller and your smile just doesn’t achieve that ideal symmetrical balance. With a gummy smile, the goal is to gently remove that excess gum tissue to create the contours of a balanced smile. Our team uses the most advanced gum contouring treatments for precise results that enhance your appearance. 

Treating receding gumline 

When you have too little gum tissue or your gums have receded as a result of periodontal disease or trauma, we can restore your natural gumline with gum grafts. In this treatment, a tiny amount of gum tissue is harvested from another area of your mouth, like your palate. Then the tissue is attached to the area where the gum has receded. Not only can gum grafts improve the way your smile looks, but they can also improve your oral health by providing protection to the root portions of your teeth. 

What to expect after your gum contouring procedure

Gum contouring can typically can be completed in a single office visit. Afterward, your gums will need a few days to a couple of weeks to heal. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your gums while they recover. You’ll also need to watch the foods you eat since your gums will be extra sensitive during healing. In general, you’ll need to avoid very hot or spicy foods to prevent irritating your gum tissue. And you’ll also have to avoid foods with seeds, since these can get stuck under your gums and cause discomfort and infection. You’ll have some mild discomfort following gum contouring, but you’ll be able to control it with over-the-counter pain medicines. 

Benefits of gum contouring from a top Texas family dentistry 

Whether you have too much gum tissue or too little, gum contouring can help you get a more beautiful smile — and greater self-confidence. And if you have receding gums, gum contouring can help prevent issues like tooth sensitivity, root cavities and even tooth loss. At Smile Workshop, we offer 14 locations throughout Texas, including offices in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Amarillo. Our skilled dental team will tailor your gum contouring treatment to your needs for the best results and your most beautiful smile. To learn more about gum contouring treatments at Smile Workshop and how they can help you, call us at 1-888-833-8404 and book an appointment online with a one of our family friendly dentists today.