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Gum Contouring

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Dripping Springs Family Smiles Offers Gum Contouring in Dripping Springs, TX

At Dripping Springs Family Smiles, we often speak with patients in Dripping Springs, TX who do not like the shape of their gums. If you want to improve your smile, there are probably a lot of options going through your mind; however, you might not realize that the appearance of your gums can have a major impact on the shape of your smile.

If you are concerned that your gums are too large or too small, we can help you. Schedule an examination to discuss gum contouring in our office, and let us help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure. The goal of this procedure is to alter, adjust, and sculpt the shape of your gums. Your gums are important because they protect and support your teeth, but they also have a major impact on the shape of your smile.

If you have excessive gum tissue that is impacting the appearance of your smile, we can use gum contouring as a gummy smile correction to remove or restore gum tissue that has been damaged or inflamed. Then, we can make sure your smile looks exactly the way you want.

How Do I Know if I Need Gum Contouring?

Of course, your smile is personal to you. It is up to you to decide whether you want to change, alter, or adjust the appearance of your smile. Some of the reasons why you might want to invest in gum contouring include:

  • You feel like your gums are covering too much of your teeth.

  • You feel like your gum line is a bit uneven.

  • You feel like your teeth are not obvious enough as a part of your smile.

If you have questions about the appearance of your gums, we would be happy to provide a complete examination. We will let you know if we think gum contouring can be used to improve the appearance of your smile.

Does Gum Contouring Hurt?

During the procedure, we will do everything we can to keep you comfortable. We have different sedation options that can minimize discomfort, so you should not have to worry about feeling the procedure as the dentist grafts and shapes your gums.

We have different options for performing the procedure, and there are some situations where sutures might be required at the end. On the other hand, there are other patients who might not require any sutures at all. Some mild swelling is possible, but this can be minimized with ice packs and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. We will discuss the procedure with you in depth before it begins.

Call Dripping Springs Family Smiles Today To Learn More About Gum Contouring

At Dripping Springs Family Smiles, we believe that you deserve a beautiful smile, and we might be able to use gum contouring to help you. Dr. Gianna Quintana and Dr. Christopher DeMarco always put the needs of the patients first, and we want to help you improve your smile, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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331 Sportsplex Drive, Suite B
Dripping Springs, TX 78620