What is gum contouring or reshaping?

2009 March 20
by Asha Sood

Gums are as important as your teeth. People often spend a great deal on teeth treatments but completely forget about the gums. The gums and teeth together constitute a healthy and cheerful smile. Unhealthy gums make even healthy teeth look bad.

The first step to gum contouring or gum reshaping, is to make gums healthy again. This is done by reducing the inflammation and bringing the gums back to their healthy and pink best. The edge of the gum tissue should be at the same height for the two front teeth as well as the two canines. Misaligned gums make the teeth themselves look misshapen.

So how do you go about correcting misshapen gums? This can be accomplished by gum lifting or contouring. Contouring the gum tissues to give them a more balanced appearance can help make that beautiful smile complete. This is called a simple gum lift. A gum lift is done using a laser and a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area.

By this simple method, you can restore your gums to their healthiest best. Gum contouring or reshaping will also help you get a complete and beautiful smile.

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