If you have a gummy smile, gum contouring may be the treatment for you! We offer gum contouring to remove excess gum tissue and give you a healthier, more even and more attractive gum line. Call Costa Dentistry today to reserve your appointment with our dentists and learn more about gum contouring in Ashburn and Great Falls, Virginia.
What is gum contouring?
Gum contouring, sometimes referred to as crown lengthening, is a simple procedure to remove gum tissue that is impacting the appearance of your smile. By exposing more of your tooth structure, we can give you a better gumline and a more beautiful smile.
What is the process for gum contouring?
Our dentists will first provide a local anesthetic. We will then use a soft tissue laser to remove your excess gum tissue and reshape your gums as needed to create a symmetrical and aesthetic appearance. The laser will also seal the tissue and prevent bleeding.
How should I care for my gums after my treatment?
You may experience some sensitivity after your gum contouring treatment. Continue to practice your normal dental hygiene routine, but be gentle and take care to avoid irritating or causing damage to your gums. The sensitivity should subside shortly so that you can fully enjoy your new smile.