Gum contouring is a procedure that involves removing tiny portions of the gum tissue and the procedure can be carried out using either a scalpel or a laser beam. Gum contouring is also known as gum re-shaping.
When is gum contouring used?
Gum contouring is most commonly used to treat a gummy smile, which occurs when the gum tissue covers a large amount of the teeth. A gummy smile is not a dental condition, but it can have serious implications for an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. A gummy smile makes the teeth look short and small, which affects the balance and overall appearance of the smile. Gum contouring is a very simple and safe procedure and it can make a massive difference to the aesthetic of the smile.
What does the procedure involve?
Gum contouring is carried out using a scalpel or laser technology, and involves trimming tiny pieces of gum away to show more of the tooth structure and make the smile look more attractive. Gum contouring is carried out under local anaesthetic and typically takes less than one hour. The procedure sounds much more daunting than it is in real life and is actually one of the most simple, safe and effective treatments and the results are always very impressive. If you want to find out more about gum contouring in Leeds, do not hesitate to give us a call!