When you think of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the appearance of your smile, you may immediately think of teeth whitening or straightening. Colour is not the only important factor, though, and teeth are not the only element that can be adjusted. Don’t overlook the shape of your teeth and gums. If you are looking for gum and tooth contouring in Walden, we are happy to provide gum and tooth contouring near you.
Gum and Tooth Contouring Near You
Many people are dissatisfied with their teeth because they are unusually or inconsistently shaped. There are several cosmetic dentistry options that can transform the shape of your teeth, including veneers and contouring. Veneers work differently than contouring. Whereas veneers project a new shape to outside observers, contouring physically changes the shape of your teeth by removing material. Contouring involves polishing small areas of your teeth enamel, then shaping that tooth via grinding and polishing until it is in the preferred shape and relation to its neighbouring teeth.
Your gums provide a seal around your teeth which protects the roots and interior structure of your jaw from bacteria and the underlying nerve from exposure. The shape, consistency, depth, and general appearance of one’s gums varies from person to person. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your gums, it can be altered by treatment plans to ensure they are healthy and by gum contouring. Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that alters the shape and depth of your gums — a “gum lift.”
Gum and tooth contouring in Calgary, AB provided at our office begins with drawing a line on your gums to show you the new profile that can be achieved. Your gums will be contoured — re-shaped — using lasers, radiosurgery, and/or scalpels under local anesthesia.
Key Points About Gum and Tooth Contouring
- Gummy smiles can be caused by genetic influences or health problems and can be the side effect of some prescription drugs
- It can take several weeks to recover from contouring of gums and teeth depending on how extensive the gum-related procedure was, and how it was performed. During that recovery period, carefully following the after-care instructions provided by your dentist will be very important.
If you are searching for gum and tooth contouring near you, we offer gum and tooth contouring in Legacy.