Gum Contouring


Besides the issues that can directly affect the appearance of your teeth (like stains, minor cracks, and chipped edges, to name a few), your gums also play a role in how your smile looks. As the frame that accentuates your healthy, beautiful teeth, excessive gum tissue can sometimes make your smile seem uneven. Gum contouring describes the artful reshaping of your gum tissues, often with the use of a laser, to create a more symmetrical, and more cosmetically pleasing, gum line.

How to Improve a Gummy Smile

Traditionally a surgical procedure, gum contouring is quickly becoming one of the preferred methods of laser dentistry today. Using the laser instead of a scalpel, Dr. Cornelius can more carefully and accurately redesign your gum line shape, as well as minimize any damage to surrounding tissues. Laser gum contouring also requires less recovery time, since the concentrated light helps cauterize the tissue to avoid the need for sutures.

Find Out if You Can Benefit from Gum Contouring

If you have a gummy smile, then find out if gum contouring can reshape and improve its appearance. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dr. Cornelius’ office in Keller, TX, at 817-431-4200. We proudly the serve the residents of Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.

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