Gum Contouring: Improve the Balance of Your Smile
If excess gum tissue or an uneven gum line is leaving you self-conscious about your smile, Dr. Gianni Franceschi offers gentle, precise gum contouring treatment at his New Port Richey, FL, dental practice. With laser technology, he can reshape a compromised gum line that patients will be happy to show off to family and friends. In a single treatment you can achieve a completely transformed smile.
Gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue and refine your gum line for a completely transformed smile.
Is Gum Contouring Right for Me?
If you look in the mirror and see a gum line that is off-balance or if you think too much of your teeth are covered by your gums, a contouring procedure may be right for you. Some questions you may want to ask yourself include:
- Does my smile appear too “gummy?”
- Is there a disproportionate amount of gum covering my teeth?
- Do my teeth appear short or misshapen?
- Is my gum line uneven or jagged?
A gum contouring procedure can remove excess gum tissue and even your gum line for a more aesthetic smile. Dr. Franceschi can also combine gum contouring with additional procedures, such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers, in a comprehensive smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction to enhance the overall aesthetics of your smile. However, gum contouring is only recommended when the gums are healthy. If you require periodontal treatment for gum disease, then the procedure will have to be postponed until your oral health has been restored.
Understanding the Gum Contouring Procedure
Before your procedure, Dr. Franceschi will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic to make everything as comfortable as possible. He will then use a specialized soft tissue laser to remove excess gum tissue and shape your gum line. Our advanced laser system is highly accurate, ensuring you can receive precise results. Since the lasers seal the gums while removing the tissue, patients often experience less bleeding and a minimized chance of infection.
It is our goal at Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry to offer warm and caring assistance, honest advice, and advanced but comfortable treatments for all of our patients.
What to Expect During Recovery
With recent advances in laser technology and treatment techniques, Dr. Franceschi can deliver exceptional results, while making recovery as quick and painless as possible. In the week following the procedure, you may notice minor swelling, but overall the discomfort should be minimal and should fade quickly. Most patients will have no difficulty eating softer foods, drinking, or speaking. If you do experience any pain or mild discomfort, Dr. Franceschi may recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever. After the first week, most swelling or discomfort will have subsided, and you can enjoy your new gum line.
Refine Your Smile Today
It is our goal at Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry to offer warm and caring assistance, honest advice, and advanced but comfortable treatments for all of our patients. If you have thought about refining your gum line or removing excess tissue to accentuate your smile, but have still have questions, we can offer more information and explain what you can expect. To learn more about how a better-balanced smile can boost your confidence and give you the smile you have always wanted, please contact us to set up a consultation.
“The doctor and staff go the extra mile to make sure I am comfortable and understand exactly what is taking place. I have been a patient for over 5 years and am 110 percent satisfied.” Randee W.