About Gum Recontouring
When it comes to any smile flaws you may have, you’re likely your biggest critic. That means that you may often find yourself staring into the mirror longing to see improvements. One issue that can definitely impact your appearance is too large or uneven gum tissue, which can leave you with a more gummy-looking smile. Therefore, instead of receiving care that directly treats your teeth, which is the usual route taken with cosmetic dentistry, you need a procedure that addresses your overgrown gum tissue. The solution to your smile woes is gum contouring at our Dallas office. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra!
What is Gum Recontouring?
The gum recontouring process is designed to directly address a gummy smile or uneven tissue to create a gorgeous new appearance.
Should I Consider Gum Recontouring?
If, when you smile, your teeth appear stubby or overshadowed by your gum tissue, and you have relatively good oral health and total wellness, then there’s nothing stopping you from having the smile of your dreams with the gum recontouring procedure.
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"I have been going to Dr. Hamlett for many years. He is professional, kind, and knows what he is doing! He has performed a number of services for me, and has always done an incredible job. I am always a little anxious getting dental work, but he makes it so much easier and much more pleasant. I trust him, and that is important to me! "- D. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2021
What is the Gum Recontouring Process?
There are two basic ways to perform the gum recontouring procedure: with the usage of scalpels and sutures or soft tissue lasers. The scalpel and suture route is typically best for patients with healthy teeth and gums and sufficient overall wellness. For patients with an oral health challenge like gum disease, a compromised immune system or chronic health conditions, your cosmetic dentist will typically prefer to use soft laser tissue therapy.
Is Crown Lengthening the Same as Gum Recontouring?
In essence, crown lengthening and gum recontouring are the same procedures. They differ, though, in that the former is typically reserved for such situations as the placement of a dental restoration, like a crown, bridge, or porcelain veneers. Its main purpose, then, is to expose a greater amount of the tooth’s structure to ensure the restoration can seat properly, last longer, and create a more symmetrical appearance. This procedure also allows us to preserve a remaining tooth structure while fully revitalizing your smile.
Gum Recontouring FAQ
How long does gum contouring take to heal?
Thanks to advanced techniques, gum contouring requires a small amount of recovery time. Your healing will depend on the extent of your treatment and needs so it may last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Our dentists can provide the best timeline for your healing during a consultation.
Can you eat after gum contouring?
After your treatment, you will need to eat soft foods for a couple of days to avoid certain things, like spicy, crunchy, or chewy foods. This will help prevent any discomfort as your gums heal from the contouring.
Is gum contouring safe?
This procedure is considered safe and effective; however, it does have a few side effects associated with it, such as the gum tissue may grow back. Please talk with our dentist in Dallas, TX to determine the likelihood of this reoccurring.