A pretty smile is always magical and impressive in adults and children, and your gum line plays a vital role in your smile. Gum contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to treat medical problems related to gum loss or enhance your smile's look. It involves cutting away excessive gum tissue and reinstating gum tissue that has fallen out, hence avoiding exposing too much of your teeth.
Gum Contouring Procedure
In an instance whereby the gums are high on the teeth exposing tooth roots, we take graft tissue from the palate region and restore it surgically. Our dentists will close the palate region where they grafted the tissue appropriately to heal consistently on its own. Some patients experience discomfort and mild pain after the procedure; for them, we give them anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers. Our dentist will mark the targeted gum line and remove the extra gum using a laser when your gum has overgrown.
Cosmetic Benefits of Gum Contouring
Gum contouring enhances healthy and straight-looking teeth, which improves self-confidence. It also enhances the removal of any infected gum tissue, thus preventing tooth decay. It promotes a more excellent ratio of the tooth to the gum. It lowers the risk of gum disease. It gives a permanent shapelier tooth, and you do not have to worry about growing back a gummy smile.
Medical Benefits of Gum Contouring
The benefits of gum contouring include pocket reduction. At times, gum can develop gaps that grow between the teeth and gum tissue. They mostly form during periodontal disease, and the pockets store food debris that can cause infection. It can also lengthen your crown. In case of a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth, contouring helps increase its length.
Regenerative procedures acquire tissues from the gum or palate area to reconstruct the gumline in regions where the tissue has fallen out. Please schedule an appointment with us and get to learn more about gum contouring choices.
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