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Gum Contouring

gum contouringWhen it comes to smiling, most people think of their teeth, but your smile is composed of not only your teeth but also your lips, gums, and facial features. A balanced appearance is generally considered more attractive while too much or too little gum tissue can detract from the appearance of your smile. Our expert in gum contouring in Phoenix can help.

Gum contouring is a procedure that can be used to correct or improve the appearance of a gummy smile or to address a receding gum line that exposes more than the usual amount of tooth. It is an in-office surgical procedure that can usually be completed in a single appointment. Our Phoenix gum contouring expert can perform the procedure on a single tooth that has an overgrowth of gum tissue, or we can contour the entire gum line for a more visually pleasing appearance.

Gum Contouring Phoenix

You may be a candidate for gum contouring if you have healthy teeth and gums, good general health, and are unhappy with the appearance of your gums. One or several procedures may be used to achieve the desired results. If your concern is inadequate gum tissue, we may perform tissue grafts or tighten the gums around your teeth to create an appealing smile. If you have a gummy smile, our expert in gum contouring in Phoenix can remove excess tissue and reshape the gum line.

Although this is usually an outpatient procedure, you may need to schedule a few days to rest and recover. In most cases, gums heal completely within a few weeks. A soft diet may be needed initially, and you will be prescribed medications as appropriate. Our Phoenix gum contouring expert will give you instructions on how and when to brush and floss after your procedure. Dental hygiene is important as you heal and can help reduce the risk of infection.

Gum contouring can give you the balanced, beautiful smile of your dreams so that you can always feel confident and attractive. Contact us today to learn more about your options or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Phoenix.


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