Gum Contouring Dentists Ocoee Florida

Tired of having what might be considered a “gummy” smile? Our Greater Orlando, FL, cosmetic dentists may recommend the gum contouring procedure to remove excess tissue and alter where your gum line falls on your teeth. For faster healing and a more comfortable experience, we’ll employ the use of a dental laser instead of a traditional scalpel.

Gum contouring carefully removes excess tissue to change how your gum line appears when smiling.

Learn more about gum contouring below.

How Does Gum Contouring Work?

Though it may sound complex when you first hear about it, gum reshaping is relatively straightforward. Our dentists use the procedure to clean up your gum line and elongate the appearance of your teeth so they don’t look too short or “boxy”. As mentioned above, dental lasers come in handy for this form of treatment and are much preferred over other tools as they allow for precision as well as minimal pain, bleeding, and swelling.

Before anything can begin, our dentists will start with an oral exam. We’ll need to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and that you are free of cavities, gum disease, or any other issues that need addressing prior to contouring. Next, we’ll assess how much gum tissue will need to be removed and take into consideration factors like lip position, tooth wear, and your facial structure for the best results.

Once all of the necessary details have been finalized, we can move forward with the procedure. Local anesthesia will be administered so your gum tissue remains numb throughout the process. If you’re interested in dental sedation as well, please let us know beforehand.

We’ll then mark the location of your new gum line, remove excess tissue, and reshape the existing gum tissue for a more balanced look. All in all, the procedure should take 1-2 hours though every patient is different.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

If you choose to pursue gum contouring surgery, you’ll be happy to know that there are several advantages including:

  • A more proportional gum-to-tooth ratio
  • Less gum tissue covering your teeth
  • Correction of an uneven gum line

Give Our Office a Call

Our cosmetic dentists serving Greater Orlando, FL, love seeing patients learn to appreciate their smiles again. If gum contouring is what you need to enhance your look, let’s start the discussion. Call Classic Smiles today at (407) 378-0139 to request an appointment.