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Gum Recontouring – Dallas, TX

What is Gum Recontouring?

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The gum recontouring process is designed to directly address a gummy smile or uneven tissue to create a gorgeous new appearance.

Should I Consider Gum Recontouring?

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If, when you smile, your teeth appear stubby or overshadowed by your gum tissue, and you have relatively good oral health and total wellness, then there’s nothing stopping you from having the smile of your dreams with the gum recontouring procedure.

What is the Gum Recontouring Process?

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There are two basic ways to perform the gum recontouring procedure: with the usage of scalpels and sutures or soft tissue lasers. The scalpel and suture route is typically best for patients with healthy teeth and gums and sufficient overall wellness. For patients with an oral health challenge like gum disease, a compromised immune system or chronic health conditions, your cosmetic dentist will typically prefer to use soft laser tissue therapy.

Is Crown Lengthening the Same as Gum Recontouring?

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In essence, crown lengthening and gum recontouring are the same procedures. They differ, though, in that the former is typically reserved for such situations as the placement of a dental restoration, like a crown, bridge or porcelain veneers. Its main purpose, then, is to expose a greater amount of the tooth’s structure to ensure the restoration can seat properly, last longer and create a more symmetrical appearance. This procedure also allows us to preserve a remaining tooth structure while fully revitalizing your smile.

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