Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring in Fort Myers, FL

Do you have a smile that looks gummy?

By this, we mean, does it seem like more of your teeth are covered by soft tissue than the people around you?

Having a gummy smile is a common occurrence caused by genetics. While there often are not any dental side effects, it can still be a major source of anxiety or low self-confidence. To help our patients achieve the smile they desire, we at Fort Myers Dental Arts now offer gum contouring near you.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a modern cosmetic procedure designed to change the shape and appearance of the gums. During the procedure, our dentist surgically removes excess soft tissue using tools like scalpels or a laser. The remaining tissue is then shaped and contoured to sit around the teeth.

Gum contouring is a simple procedure designed to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. It has a short recovery period during which our staff will provide comprehensive instructions on how to facilitate healing. The most important step is to avoid irritating the gums and to regularly rinse with salt water to avoid infection. We strongly recommend avoiding spicy food.

The Benefits

The primary benefit of treatment is eliminating excess tissue covering the teeth. This gives you a broader smile that showcases more of your teeth. The other benefit is showing more of the tooth, which exposes more enamel for you to use when biting and chewing.

Finally, contouring can be used to cover exposed dental roots. When the root is prominent and not covered by tissue, it can become irritated and provide a constant source of pain and discomfort. During treatment, our dentist can replace tissues and help seal the gum line.

Will Insurance Cover Treatment?

If you need contouring to treat a periodontal issue, then your dental insurance might cover the cost of the procedure. Unfortunately, not all plans will provide coverage for cosmetic care, so you need to speak to your provider. Our office staff will be glad to cover the details with you.

If you are interested in gum contouring in Fort Myers and would like to learn more, simply contact us today at Fort Myers Dental Arts.

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