Gum Contouring in San Antonio

Gum contouring, also known as gingivectomy or gum reshaping, is a cosmetic procedure that sculpts and recontours gum tissue for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. At Henwood Family Dentistry in San Antonio, TX, our expert dentists and perform gum contouring to correct a “gummy smile,” uneven gum lines, excess gum tissue, and other issues that can detract from an ideal smile. 

During this dental procedure, excess gum tissue is removed and reshaped using a scalpel, laser, or electrosurgery. The gum contouring process balances your gum-to-tooth ratio for a more proportional, symmetrical appearance.

Your gums will take on better proportion with your teeth and look uniform on each side. Gum contouring can also expose more of your natural teeth that may be partially covered by gum overgrowth. This creates a brighter, wider smile as more tooth surface is revealed. Whether you have a gummy smile, uneven gum lines, or just too much gum tissue in general, laser gum contouring performed by the dentists at Henwood Family Dentistry in San Antonio can reshape your gum line for dramatic cosmetic improvements.

What Are the Benefits of Gum Contouring? 

Achieve beautifully contoured, even gum line with our gum contouring services at Henwood Family Dentistry, San Antonio, TX.

Some of the key benefits of professional gum contouring include:

  • Improved Smile Aesthetics – Removing excess tissue in the gums provides a beautifully contoured, even gum line and balanced smile. Your smile looks wider and brighter.
  • Enhanced Oral Hygiene – Shorter tissue is easier to keep clean, allowing more thorough brushing and flossing. Bacteria are reduced.
  • Reduced Gum Disease Risk – Excess tissue of the gums traps more bacteria, increasing susceptibility to periodontal infections like gingivitis. Contouring allows better access for cleaning.
  • Balanced Gum-to-Tooth Ratio – Reshaping overgrown tissue creates harmonious symmetry between gum and teeth height for ideal facial proportions. Your smile looks proportional.
  • Increased Confidence – A brighter, properly aligned smile boosts confidence and self-esteem. You’ll want to smile more.
  • Better Impressions – A balanced, symmetrical smile creates positive impressions on others whether in person or in photos. First impressions matter.

Why Choose Henwood Family Dentistry for Gum Contouring?

Our dentists have advanced skills in reshaping gum tissue for optimal form and health:

  • Precise techniques – We use meticulous methods and dental equipment to remove only necessary tissue. Your gums are in good hands.
  • Effective treatment – Our gum contouring is fast and comfortable, and seals blood vessels for quick healing. There is minimal pain.
  • Customized care – Gum reduction and design are tailored to your individual gum anatomy and smile goals. Your smile is unique.
  • Lasting results – Your reshaped gum line remains contoured long-term with proper oral hygiene. Results are stable.
  • Natural aesthetics – Your tissue will blend seamlessly with your smile for beautiful, subtle enhancements. It looks natural.

Our Gum Contouring Services:

  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canals
  • Dentures
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Gum Contouring
Enhanced oral hygiene through gum contouring, allowing thorough brushing and flossing at Henwood Family Dentistry, San Antonio, TX.

Schedule Your Gum Contouring Consultation 

If excess gum tissue is detracting from your smile aesthetics, it may be time to consider gum contouring and reshaping. At Henwood Family Dentistry, we provide experienced dental care and gum contouring to help patients achieve a smile they can be confident in. Our dentists, Dr. Abusaid and Dr. Alankar, listen to your smile goals, visually examine your gums, and advise you on the best treatment options.

Contact our San Antonio dentist office today to schedule a consultation. Our team will evaluate your gum health and structure to determine if you are a candidate for professional gum contouring and reshaping. With the latest lasers and techniques, we can sculpt your gumline for stunning improvements. Call today to discuss your cosmetic dental care options with our caring team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is gum contouring performed?

The gum contouring procedure involves removing excess tissue from the gums with scalpels, lasers, or electrosurgery and sculpting the remaining tissue into a symmetrical shape.

If you maintain proper oral hygiene, the contoured gum line should remain stable long-term. 

Recovery takes a few days to weeks of minor soreness. Proper aftercare helps quick healing.

Take your smile to the next level with professional gum contouring from Henwood Family Dentistry in San Antonio, TX. Contact our office today to learn more!

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