Achieve a Balanced Smile with Advanced Gum Contouring

If you are struggling with an uneven gum line or excess gum tissue that makes your teeth appear disproportionately small, the doctors at Dearborn Family Dentistry in Dearborn, MI, can reshape your gums using advanced gum contouring techniques to enhance your smile. Drs. Mark Luria and Rena Allswang offer a number of cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. In particular, gum contouring can provide dramatic results in a virtually painless procedure. The result can be a dazzling smile that boosts your confidence. 

Symmetry and Smile Aesthetics

Aesthetically speaking, the gums should not be at the front and center of your smile but should softly frame and accentuate your teeth. Thankfully, irregularities in the gum line can now be addressed using non-invasive gum contouring techniques. Gum contouring can address overly "gummy" smiles that make teeth appear short or small. Additionally, our doctors use advanced techniques to straighten an uneven gum line that occurs when adjacent teeth appear shorter and the resulting asymmetry affects the balance of your smile. 

An image of laser gum contouring
Laser gum contouring offers incredibly precise results.

The Gum Contouring Treatment Process

In the past, gum contouring was performed with the use of a scalpel. Though the technique produced beautiful results, the recovery was uncomfortable. Innovations in the field of dentistry now allow us to perform gum contouring with the use of electrosurgery, or laser technology, which effectively incises tissue without a blade. Our electrosurgery unit uses low electrical current, resulting in less bleeding and minimal discomfort. When you choose Dearborn Family Dentistry for your gum contouring treatment, your procedure will include:

  • Anesthesia: In order to ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the gums and surrounding tissue.
  • Contouring: With the use of our revolutionary electrosurgery unit, your doctor can trim excess gum tissue and sculpt your gum line. 
  • Recovery: Following treatment, your gums may be tender or slightly puffy. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can be taken to reduce swelling, soreness, or any other minor discomfort. You should be able to resume eating most foods immediately; however, it is recommended that you avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods for a few days. Gentle brushing around the procedure site can help keep it clean and free from debris. We will provide you with specific instructions the day of your procedure to help you heal as quickly as possible.

Gum contouring can provide dramatic results in a virtually painless procedure. The result can be a dazzling smile that boosts your confidence. 

Customized Comprehensive Care

At Dearborn Family Dentistry, our doctors embrace a philosophy of comprehensive care. In order to achieve the desired results, a combination of treatments may be used. Because each patient arrives at our office with different goals in mind, every treatment plan we create is personalized to serve the needs of each individual. Gum contouring can often be combined with another cosmetic dentistry procedure, such as porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening for a dramatically radiant result.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are dissatisfied with your grin due to an uneven or gummy smile, cosmetic gum contouring could be the solution for you. To schedule a consultation, contact us online today. You can also call our practice at (313) 565-5507 to speak to a member of our staff. 

Dearborn Family Dentistry Office

Dearborn Family Dentistry

Dearborn Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice that has been serving the Dearborn, MI, area for more than 70 years. We welcome whole families and are available for dental emergencies. Our dentists are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Michigan Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (313) 565-5507. We hope to see you soon!

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"Our dentists are passionate about helping patients. Drs. Mark Luria and Rena Allswang all began careers in dentistry to improve not only their patients' smiles, but also the quality of their lives."

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