Cosmetic Gum Contouring

There’s nothing appealing about a gummy smile. If you’re unhappy with your smile due to gums that cover too much of your teeth, we’ve got great news for you: cosmetic gum contouring can help! The treatment improves the appearance of your smile by making small but important changes to the shape of your gum line -- giving your teeth the beautiful, healthy frame they deserve.

How Cosmetic Gum Contouring Works

Uneven gum lines can cause perfectly straight teeth to appear misaligned. If there is an excessive gum line the teeth can appear shorter than they really are and produce what is known as a “gummy smile”. Both of these issues can negatively affect the look of your teeth and ultimately your smile. Gum contouring treatment can fix these and other similar issues affecting the gums:

Gum contouring was traditionally done in the past with a scalpel. This produced a lot of bleeding and a rather uncomfortable recovery. At our office, we use a non-invasive soft tissue laser to perform the procedure. That means no cutting, no bleeding and absolutely no sutures. This allows for better results and a faster healing time.

The Procedure

When you decide that cosmetic gum contouring is the right treatment for you, you will meet with Dr. Block to discuss your smile goals and desires for gum contouring. Once he’s got a thorough understanding of what you’re looking for, he will put together your unique gum contouring treatment plan -- and you’re one big step closer to enjoying the smile of your dreams.

Treatment Process

To begin the treatment, we’ll make sure you’re totally comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. The area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to eliminate any possible discomfort. We’ve got options in sedation dentistry available if you need them, too. Then, using the amazing soft tissue laser, Dr. Block will gently remove or even out gum tissue to reveal your beautiful teeth in just one treatment! That means you get to walk out of our Fremont dental office the proud owner of your new, stunning smile.

Call to Learn More Today

We here at James Block Dentistry can’t wait to help you achieve your most rockin’ smile with cosmetic gum contouring. We’re located in Fremont and are proud to serve the surrounding areas of Newark, Union City, Pleasanton and beyond. Contact us to schedule your appointment today, (510) 793-0801!