What Can Gum Contouring Do For My Smile?

A beautiful smile comes with obvious benefits. If you were born with uneven gums, though, even otherwise healthy teeth can appear malformed or small. Fortunately, there’s a safe and effective treatment for reshaping your gum line called gum contouring. Dr. Chan Wilkhu, Dr. Don Cork, and Dr. Steven Schmid perform this cosmetic treatment for patients in Merritt Island, FL

Whether you are undergoing cosmetic treatment or an advanced restorative procedure, our dental practice uses state-of-the-art technology like digital x-rays and cone beam CT to deliver optimal results. We also offer patients Netflix and headphones so you can relax throughout your procedure.

Close-up of patient's smile

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Gum contouring offers drastic aesthetic results. Often, the procedure addresses cosmetic problems without the need for expensive restorations or attachments like porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Furthermore, gum contouring also preserves your natural tooth structure.

Many of our Merritt Island patients have chosen gum contouring because the cosmetic treatment:

  • Requires only minor surgery
  • Offers drastic cosmetic results
  • Requires minimal recovery
  • Has a low risk of complication
  • Can be completed in one convenient session
  • Leaves teeth appearing longer and more attractive
  • Is fully customizable

If you are considering cosmetic treatment, our dentists can explain the benefits of gum contouring and whether you qualify for the procedure during a one-on-one consultation. 

Am I a Candidate for Gum Contouring?

Candidates for gum contouring are typically unhappy with how gum tissue affects the appearance of their smile. Either they have uneven gums or excessive gum tissue that obscures their teeth. Gum contouring can address specific areas of your gums or the entire gum line of your anterior teeth. 

Gum contouring is a safe and effective treatment for uneven gums that can completely transform your smile.

Candidates for gum contouring should be in good oral health and free from gum disease. Our doctors will create a treatment plan that removes small, conservative amounts of gum tissue while yielding drastic cosmetic results.

If you are reluctant to smile because of a “gummy smile,” contouring may be a viable option for your cosmetic goals. If you have concerns over the affordability of this treatment, our Merritt Island office offers CareCredit. We also accept checks, cash, and credit card payments.

What Happens during Gum Contouring?

Your gum contouring will be performed under the expert hands of one of our doctors. Treatment will begin with the application of local anesthesia. Once you are fully prepared, your doctor will remove conservative amounts of excess gum tissue using a special laser that ensures you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Laser dentistry also allows our patients to recover quickly.

Following your treatment, you should return home to rest for the remainder of the day. Most patients are able to return to work the day after treatment. Full recovery can take one week to 10 days. You will be provided with recovery guidelines that should be followed closely.

Schedule Your Gum Contouring Session Today

Gum contouring is a safe and effective treatment for uneven gums that can completely transform your smile. To schedule your gum contouring treatment or consultation, please contact our office online or call (321) 459-2444.

Dr. Chan Wilkhu

Family Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Our team of friendly dental professionals can help you and your family enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles for years to come. Our dentists are members of a number of professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • International Dental Implant Association

To schedule a consultation at our Merritt Island, FL, office contact us online or call (321) 459-2444.

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