There’s more to your smile than just your teeth. Like a frame around a work of art, your gums provide the outline for your smile and influence how it appears. For some patients, excessive gums that cover too much tooth structure or that run unevenly along the bottoms of their teeth can make an entire smile seem less than perfect. Cosmetic gum contouring can address this issue by gently and artistically reshaping the gum line, creating a more attractive frame for your smile.
How is Gum Contouring Performed?
Because gum contouring involves reshaping soft tissues, it is generally considered minor oral surgery. As such, you may opt for sedation (nitrous oxide or oral sedation) to help you remain comfortable and relaxed. Local anesthesia will provide additional comfort by greatly minimizing sensation in the area.
Before your procedure, your dentist will consider the current shape of your gumline as it relates to your entire smile and the rest of your facial features. Gum contouring is performed carefully and artistically to both improve the symmetry of your gumline, and to maintain excellent periodontal health by reducing your risk of gum disease.
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At Oxnard Dentistry, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.