When to Touchup Your Smile with Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a popular cosmetic procedure for correcting a gummy smile. When your gums cover more of your tooth structure in certain areas than in others, the overall effects on you smile’s appearance can be dramatic. Gum contouring corrects that appearance by trimming the tissues into a straighter, more symmetrical outline. However, even if you don’t have a particularly gummy smile, gum contouring may still offer a number of benefits for your smile, especially as the finishing touch to an orthodontic or smile improvement plan.

After Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment involves carefully and gradually straightening crooked teeth to bring them into proper alignment. The treatment is designed specifically to allow the jawbone structure and periodontal tissues around your teeth roots to change and shift along with your teeth. At the completion of orthodontic treatment, your teeth will be more properly aligned, and to ensure that your smile retains that symmetry, your dentist might suggest gum contouring to perfect the frame around your teeth.

After a Smile Makeover

A cosmetic smile makeover can mean many different things, and is tailored specifically to meet every patient’s unique needs. For instance, many patients receive porcelain veneers to completely transform their smiles with minimal changes to their teeth. After improving their tooth structure, however, many patients can benefit from gum contouring to ensure that their gum line still properly outlines their newly improved teeth. As the final touch, the procedure can ensure the esthetic results of your complete smile makeover plan.

Learn More About the Benefits of Gum Contouring

Whether to correct excessive gum tissues or to put the finishing touches on your smile after orthodontic or cosmetic treatment, gum contouring can offer a number of benefits. To schedule an appointment with your dentist, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com. We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.