What is Gum Contouring?

Your gumline plays a significant role in the appearance of your smile. When your gums are uneven, or if you have an excessive amount of tissue covering several or all of your teeth, then your “gummy smile” can seem asymmetrical and less esthetically-appealing.

Gum contouring is the cosmetic process of transforming your smile by trimming excess gum tissue creating a straighter, more symmetrical gum line. The procedure is relatively quick, and its results can profoundly improve your smile, and your self-confidence.

What if I have gum disease?

If you exhibit gum disease, Dr. Petto Messina will determine the extent of your condition before recommending gum contouring. Treatment may include removing bacteria and infection from your gum tissue first to prevent the disease from causing more severe damage.

After your periodontal treatment, Dr. Petto Messina can more accurately reshape your gumline so you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile free of gum disease and uneven gingival tissue.