Gum Contouring Can Reduce the Appearance of a Gummy Smile

Gum contouring is an excellent cosmetic procedure for patients suffering from excess gum tissue and a “gummy” smile. Dr. R. Craig Miller can perform gentle, precise gum contouring at our office in Livingston, NJ, to improve the appearance of your smile. This treatment carefully removes excess tissue for a more even gum line and larger smile. In just a single visit, Dr. Miller can reshape your gums to completely transform your appearance.

Gum contouring is a quick and relatively painless way to create a more symmetrical gum line to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

About Gum Contouring

If you have excess gum tissue, it can extend down the teeth, making them appear disproportionately small. You may also have an uneven gum line that can cause your teeth to look uneven and irregularly shaped or cooked. Gum contouring is a quick and relatively painless cosmetic procedure to create a more symmetrical gum line by removing excess tissue. While this procedure is typically only cosmetic, Dr. Miller can perform this highly precise treatment to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

What to Expect

When you come to our office for your gum contouring procedure, Dr. Miller will ensure you are comfortable and administer a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. He will then use state-of-the-art lasers to remove excess tissue and reshape your gums. Lasers provide precise results with much less discomfort and recovery time than more traditional gum contouring methods. For a more dramatic effect, we can combine gum contouring with other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers for a complete smile makeover.

Dr. Miller can typically complete your gum contouring procedure in just one visit. You may experience mildly sore and swollen gums for up to a week after your procedure. During this time, you will want to consume soft foods and avoid any foods that are spicy or contain seeds. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help with any discomfort. Any soreness and swelling should subside after about a week. You should also continue to brush and floss gently during this time.

Our advanced lasers reduce your risk of swelling and infection. Lasers are also extremely precise, providing you with a smile that suits your features.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a relatively quick procedure with minimal discomfort. In just one appointment, you can achieve a more uniform and proportionate smile. Our advanced lasers reduce your risk of swelling and infection. Lasers are also extremely precise, providing you with a smile that suits your features. With a transformed smile, you can feel less self-conscious about your appearance and may feel more confident showing off your smile.

Transform Your Smile

If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to excess or uneven gum tissue, you may benefit from our advanced gum contouring procedure. Contact our dental office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Miller. He can determine if gum contouring is right for you and can suggest other cosmetic treatments to provide you with even more dramatic results.