Gum Contouring

The gums surrounding the teeth form a stark contrast to the white teeth, framing their appearance.

Sometimes specific areas of the gum detract from a pleasant smile. The scalloped flow may be uneven, sitting too high around certain teeth. Areas of thick gum tissue, usually between our two front teeth, can even force our teeth apart and create a space between the teeth called a diastema.

Gum re-contouring, also described as “Gum Lifting”, helps with several areas including:

  • Gums flow around the neck of each tooth in a scalloped fashion, dipping naturally around the front and back to expose the fullness of each one.
  • Texture, thickness, height, and color tone all influence the appearance of the gums serving their vital supporting role.

Just as a piece of art benefits from reframing, gums can gently be contoured to complement the smile. Fortunately, laser technology often makes this procedure quick, painless, and dramatic. The results can be observed immediately and within a few days your gums look perfectly natural. In some cases, more extensive contouring may be discussed.

Interested in learning more about Gum Contouring? Contact the Cleveland Smile Dental team.