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Contouring of Gums & Teeth

Is there a small defect in your smile that always draws your eye in the mirror? A chip in a front tooth, some worn edges, or shallow pits or grooves in the tooth enamel are all minor issues, but they do stand in the way of having a perfect smile.

When you look at an attractive smile, not only do you see beautiful teeth, but you also notice the gum tissue that is symmetrically draped around each tooth. Healthy, well-contoured, pink gum tissue compliments and frames the teeth. The esthetic framing of the gum tissue is as important to the teeth as a quality frame is to a painting. Gum tissue that is red and swollen, and unsymmetrical in appearance detracts from teeth that are otherwise healthy.

The cosmetic “gum or tooth lift” is a remarkably simple cosmetic procedure that can make a tremendous difference to your smile. Tooth contouring and reshaping generally takes place in one visit to the dentist’s office, although a follow-up visit is sometimes necessary. Using various tools, the dentist will carefully polish off small areas of the tooth surface enamel and then reform the tooth into a more attractive shape. The edges of the newly shaped tooth are smoothed and polished, completing the procedure. After contouring, the teeth are more uniform, in shape and size, making them appear less crowded … and eye-catching imperfections are gone.

Gum contouring is another conservative procedure which can make a significant contribution to the enhancement of a smile. Gum tissue can make your teeth look short or can cover more of your smile than is necessary to protect it. Gum tissue esthetic therapy can correct these smile concerns. Esthetically contouring a gummy smile can improve confidence and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.