Gum Contouring


Symmetrical, proportional gums are the essential components of an aesthetic smile. Uneven gum contour is an aesthetic problem that detracts from your smile’s appeal. Aesthetically, gums should complement your smile, not grab attention. Properly positioned and perfectly structured gums can make a big difference to your smile. If you have an uneven gum line or gums that fall far below the lip line or gums that ride too far over your teeth, do not fret. Gum recontouring can do wonders to smooth out uneven gums and restore the proper look and proportion to your gum line. Yes, with Gum recontouring you can sculpt a more balanced, harmonious and naturally appealing smile.

The Procedure

Gum recontouring is relatively a simple procedure where the dentist uses a soft-tissue diode laser to precisely re-contour the gum and the supporting bone structure. To minimize discomfort, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. The laser cauterizes the gum tissue and simultaneously sterilizes and seals the blood vessels in your gum. Sometimes, it may be necessary to remove a small portion of the bone that underlies the gum tissue in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing frame for your teeth.

The Symptoms

You may need a Gum recontouring if

  • You have a “gummy” smile, an uneven gum line or a receding gum line
  • You have teeth that appear small or short in appearance due to excessive gum tissue

The Eligibility

You are an ideal candidate if

  • You have perfectly healthy teeth and gums that are free from periodontal disease
  • You have good general health
  • You have realistic expectations of what Gum recontouring can accomplish
  • You are willing to follow all pre-op and post-op instructions for optimal care

The Risks Involved

The risks associated with Gum recontouring include post-operative pain, infection, swelling, tenderness, minor bleeding and allergic reaction to the anesthetic medication.

The Impact

Gum recontouring is a one-time procedure that has permanent, lasting effects on the shape of your gums. The gum tissue removed will not ‘grow back’ and you can reveal a beautiful, healthy, radiant and proportionate smile.

Gums that appear symmetrical and proportional provide a beautiful frame for your teeth. Remember, a jagged gum line makes even perfectly aligned teeth look unattractive. If you feel that your “smile line” doesn’t compliment your facial structure when you flash a smile, go for a Gum recontouring today. Don’t let excessive or uneven gums drag you down. Achieve a symmetric gum line and an optimal gum-to-tooth ratio with Gum recontouring, the icing on the cake!