Gum Contouring Provides Symmetry and Rejuvenation
Your gums frame your teeth and play a significant role in the look of your smile. If you have uneven or proportionately large gums, you may benefit from gum contouring at our Warsaw, IN, practice. During this procedure, Dr. Bill Stofer can reshape your gums to better complement your teeth. At Dental Solutions, we use state-of-the-art laser technology that minimizes discomfort and expedites healing after gum contouring. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, our dentists can conduct an in-depth consultation and analysis of your smile in order to recommend gum contouring or other procedures to help you achieve the appearance you want.
Are You a Candidate for Gum Contouring?
If you have uneven or excessive gum tissue, you may be an outstanding candidate for gum contouring. To qualify for the procedure, you should have healthy teeth and gums. If you are suffering from active gum disease or tooth decay, these must be resolved before proceeding with cosmetic care.
The Gum Contouring Process
At Dental Solutions, we will take great care to plan a procedure that meets your specific goals. During your consultation, your dentist will inquire about your specific concerns and how you would like your smile to look after treatment.
"Often, gum contouring can rejuvenate your entire face, helping you to look younger."
Once you have both agreed on the treatment plan, your dentist will administer local anesthesia. Sedation is not usually necessary during gum contouring, but if you feel anxious or think you may have difficulty staying still throughout treatment, we can accommodate you. Next, your dentist will use a state-of-the-art laser to remove excess tissue. The laser will seal the tissue as it incises, so bleeding is minimized, and no sutures are necessary after treatment.
Gum Contouring Recovery
You can expect a very quick recovery, typically taking no more than a week. During that time, you may experience some mild sensitivity, which you can usually control with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. It is best to eat only soft, non-spicy foods that do not contain seeds during this time.
The Benefits of Gum Contouring
Although gum contouring is a minimally invasive procedure, it can have a tremendous impact on the look of your smile. If you have excess gum tissue, the treatment can expose more of your teeth, giving you a bigger, healthier-looking smile. The enhancement can rejuvenate your entire appearance, helping you to look younger. In many cases, gum contouring can provide a powerful complement to treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about gum contouring and how it can give you the smile you have always wanted, contact Dental Solutions electronically, or call us at (574) 269-1199. We can determine if this or another cosmetic treatment is the best way to enhance your smile.