Gum contouring helps patients who may have a "gummy" or disproportionate amount of gum tissue covering the teeth. Made Ya Smile works to improve your smile through a procedure that reshapes and sculpts your gums to create a more balanced look. In this treatment, our expert practitioners in Cypress, TX use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to remove any excess gum tissue in the smile zone to reveal more of your tooth enamel. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the aesthetics of your smile and target the spaces beneath your gums where bacteria tend to hide. To find out if you are a candidate for gum contouring, schedule a consultation today with one of our general dentists for a new, improved smile.
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Gum contouring is ideal for patients in Cypress, TX who want to improve their oral health and enhance the look of their smile at the same time. When patients have a "gummy" smile, the gums sit low on the teeth, making the teeth appear much shorter than they are. Instead, the dentists at Made Ya Smile reshape and contour the gums to get rid of the excess tissue and lift the gumline for a more balanced look. The perfect candidates for this procedure often have overgrown (hyperplastic) gum tissue, an uneven gumline, or an inflamed gumline due to gum disease.
What to Expect
Made Ya Smile ensures great dental care by taking a number of precautions before your gum contouring procedure. First, we will numb the area with a local anesthetic, or provide options for sedation if you are anxious about dental treatment. After rinsing and drying the gum tissue, our team uses a soft tissue laser to get rid of the excess gum tissue, sculpting around your teeth for a more attractive smile. We do this gently until we raise the gumline to the desired area. Since we use lasers in our dental procedure, the soft tissue is cauterized, which means you may experience minimal bleeding during and after the treatment. Most of the time, this procedure can be completed in just one simple visit.
Most patients will only experience a minimal amount of discomfort after their gum contouring procedure. Made Ya Smile suggests controlling any pain you may have with over-the-counter medication. Sutures are not necessary for this treatment because your soft tissue was treated with a laser and then cauterized. You will be given instructions about how to take care of your mouth, teeth, and gums following the treatment by a member of our staff. Continue to schedule regular appointments with our administration for routine examinations and cleanings so we can review your progress. Daily brushing and flossing will keep your new gumline looking clean and healthy.
A gum contouring procedure may be covered by dental health insurance depending on the reason why the treatment is being performed. For instance, if you are changing your gumline for cosmetic reasons, your procedure may not be covered. Made Ya Smile will contact your provider to understand what your benefits are and whether or not you have out-of-pocket costs. Our staff will discuss our many payment options with you before your treatment and hope to find a solution that's right for your budget. We also give you helpful information about covering expenses with CareCredit®.
Enhance your smile and improve your overall oral health with gum contouring by Made Ya Smile in Cypress, TX. Our clinic's goal is to give you a new, balanced smile you're proud to show off. This treatment is an excellent option if you have an uneven gumline, a “gummy” smile, or infected gum tissue. To learn more information on lifting your gumline and reshaping your gum tissue, speak with a member of our friendly team today to schedule your consultation and treatment.