Is It Time To Contour Your Gums?

astoria gum contouringWhen you have issues with too much gum tissue on display, or a gum line with poor symmetry, you could have a smile that appears uneven. To correct this, we need to actually reshape the gum line. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about how we contour the gum line in one visit.

Gummy Smiles

Our smiles could appear “gummy” and display too much gingival tissues due to complications with the growth and development of the smile. The teeth, as we touched on above, could appear short or possibly uneven. As you may know, no amount of teeth whitening or veneer placement can address this. We instead need to correct the issue at the source.

Treatment to Contour the Smile

Our team will carefully examine your smile and then mark the portions of the gum line that need to be adjusted. Using a special radiosurgery unit, the gum contouring procedure involves gently trimming away these excess tissues and reshaping the smile. The process only takes one visit, and you can usually return to normal activities the next day. The radiosurgery unit enables our team to target the areas with precision and accuracy, preventing damage to healthy tissues. The system also lowers the risk of infection, selling, and bleeding afterward.

Periodontal Disease

If you have a severe case of periodontal disease, we could use the same technology to gently remove diseased tissues and enable healthy ones to attach to the teeth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets and allowing our team to manage the issue moving forward with cleanings every three to four months. We could also discuss preventive care to help avoid the disease, so you stay clear of painful symptoms like sore, red, and bleeding gums, and you avoid the risk of adult tooth loss too.

Tooth Contouring

Our team also offers contouring for the teeth, but this is a very different procedure. Our team essentially sands and buffs outer structure to reshape the teeth and correct cosmetic problems. For example, we can address minor chips, smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches in the outer surface, and reshoe malformed teeth too. We can dull sharp, pointed or jagged teeth, and correct overly large ones too.

If you have any questions about how we treat issues with the gums, or about any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to ensure you can smile with confidence!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Improvement Options?

Our team is ready to help improve the alignment and symmetry of your gingival tissues. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.