Is your gummy smile making you feel self-conscious? Do your teeth look disproportionately small compared to your gums?
Gum contouring is a minimally invasive way to enhance a smile that has an uneven or low gum line.
Dentists Victor R. Siegel and Aviva Kramer in Rockville, MD, can reshape your gums to make your smile look proportionate and attractive.
What Is Gum Contouring? A Quick and Simple Smile Enhancement
Gum contouring is a subtle but effective cosmetic dentistry procedure that enhances the appearance of your smile by correcting an uneven gum line. We use a diode laser to remove small amounts of soft tissue and balance your gum line, revealing a more symmetrical and attractive smile in just one visit.
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Our experienced dentists can turn your smile into one you'll be proud to show off. Gum contouring works well as a stand-alone treatment or as a complement to teeth whitening or porcelain veneers for more dramatic results. Dr. Siegel and Dr. Kramer can even design a comprehensive smile makeover treatment plan to address multiple aesthetic concerns and create your dream smile.
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Am I a Good Candidate For Gum Contouring?
Patients should be in good oral health to receive this dental procedure. Any periodontal issues or tooth decay will need to be treated before undergoing gum contouring.
A Desire to Upgrade Your Smile
Patients who are unhappy with their gummy smile or asymmetrical gum line are typically good candidates for this cosmetic treatment. Gum contouring will alter the gum tissue to reveal a more attractive smile.
In some cases, the gum tissue will need to be removed to make room for new restorations like a dental crown. Gum contouring will allow for the placement of the new restoration and contribute to a pleasing overall look.
You should thoroughly explain your cosmetic goals and expectations to your dentist. Gum contouring can create a bigger, more symmetrical smile, but it cannot whiten or straighten your teeth. Other cosmetic treatments may need to be performed in addition to gum contouring to achieve your overall desired look.
What To Expect During the Gum Contouring Procedure
The first step in revealing your beautiful smile is to call our Rockville, MD, practice
to request your gum contouring consultation.
"This entire dentistry procedure is completed in a single visit."
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Dr. Siegel has been serving the Rockville, MD, area since 1978. During that time, he has established trusting relationships with each patient who has stepped through our doors. He and Dr. Kramer take the time to get to know each patient, their aesthetic goals, and their oral health needs to provide the best possible care.
Our Rockville, MD, office is equipped with the latest dental technology. From the diode laser to CEREC® same-day crowns, we provide effective and efficient care to give you the smile you want without the long wait.
Contact our Rockville, MD, practice today to learn how our experienced dentists can create your dream smile.
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The Risk of Side Effects Is Very Low
This procedure is virtually painless, and since the laser cauterizes the tissue as it removes it, the risk of infection is extremely low.
Over-the-counter medication can be taken to manage any pain and swelling you may be experiencing. You should also avoid strenuous activity for the first couple of days following your dental procedure.
We recommend you consume mainly soft foods and avoid anything hard or spicy for the first few days following your procedure. These foods can irritate your gums.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits during recovery. Brushing twice daily and flossing once daily should be continued. However, try to be as gentle as possible to avoid irritating your gums.
Combining Gum Contouring With Other Cosmetic Procedures
Our Rockville, MD, practice offers professional at-home whitening kits, Zoom!® teeth whitening in-office treatment, or a combination of both to deliver dramatic results. Professional teeth whitening is safe, effective, and long-lasting when compared to over-the-counter alternatives. Combine this treatment with gum contouring to have a bigger, brighter smile.
Veneers are thin, durable shells that cover your natural tooth. They are great at covering chipped, damaged, stained, and misaligned teeth, giving you a gorgeous, symmetrical smile. If removing gum tissue is not enough to make you feel confident with your smile, porcelain veneers could be the right treatment to completely realize your goals.
Invisalign® clear aligners are a discreet way to fix minor misalignment issues. They are removable, making it easy to keep the aligners and your teeth and gums clean throughout treatment. Invisalign is a great way to get your teeth into proper alignment before undergoing another dental procedure like gum contouring.
If you have multiple aesthetic concerns, our dentists can create a smile makeover treatment plan for you. This plan will combine two or more dentistry treatments to improve the overall aesthetic of your smile. Teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, and same-day crowns could all be a part of your smile makeover.
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