Having a high or uneven gum line leads many to seek a solution that can improve the look of their smile. Gum contouring is a procedure that alone can correct a “gummy smile” and in conjunction with other cosmetic enhancements, can be the start of a full smile makeover.
What is a full Smile Makeover?
Depending on your needs, a full smile makeover consists of two or more procedures that are chosen to help you achieve your specific goals. Our dentist helps her patients choose the appropriate treatments to significantly enhance the look of your smile.
If you want to correct a gummy smile and other cosmetic dental flaws, some treatments that might be added to gum contouring in a full smile makeover include:
Teeth Whitening – Having your teeth whitened by a professional can treat seep long-standing stains and brighten your smile by several shades.
Veneers – If you have chipped, misshapen, or discolored and whitening resistant teeth, veneers can give you a uniformly beautiful smile.
Crowns & Bridges – Traditional and implant supported restorations not only improve the appearance of your smile but also return dental function.
What Comes First?
Having any cosmetic dental work starts with a healthy smile. When opting for gum contouring as part of a full smile makeover, our dentist will assess the health of your gums teeth before commencing with cosmetic treatments.
Once your dental health has been established, the first step in achieving a more pleasing smile with gum contouring is the careful removal of the extra tissue, revealing more of your teeth. This is also called cosmetic crown lengthening.
What to Look for when choosing a Dentist for Gum contouring
In this day and age, you have the option to choose a dentist who incorporates laser technology into their practice and has the experience and expertise to utilize this technique. Laser gum surgery is much less invasive than traditional surgery. Not only does laser gum surgery provide a more comfortable experience, it is more precise and entails little if any downtime.
Dr. Frieda Brookshire provides complete cosmetic dental care including laser assisted gum contouring in Tustin.
If you are interested in improving your smile with gum contouring or other cosmetic dental services call Dr. Brookshire today!