Gum re-contouring is a type of Gum surgery that is usually adopted by people for cosmetic reasons. Gum reshaping is another word used for Gum re-contouring. Through this procedure, the smile of a person is enhanced. A healthy-looking gum can contribute a lot in a perfect smile. If front teeth of an individual are covered by gums at more than a normal rate and if there is excess display of gums, it is considered to be a gummy smile. It affects the self-confidence of an individual. Main reasons for gummy smile can be genetic factors or as a side effect of some medication. Gum re-contouring is a painless method to treat gummy smile. It corrects uneven gums and restores the natural look.
Usually, the procedure is done using a scalpel. The procedure is fast and painless. The procedure starts with a local anaesthetic. Then, the surgeon will cut away the excess gum with scalpel device. The surgeon further shapes the gum to give it an exact shape once the excess gums are removed.
In some cases, removing the gums only may not be enough. The surgeon may also remove some of the bone. The doctor will prescribe crowns or veneers for enhancing the smile, after gum contouring procedure is completed.
Like any other surgery, it has its own risks and complications to deal with. Quickness, simplicity of the procedure and relatively painless are the main advantages of the procedure. Since this procedure involves removing of tissue and bone by surgical methods, the associated risk of complications are higher. Complications such as bleeding, swelling and infections maybe noticed.
To conclude, gum contouring or gum reshaping is a type of dental treatment under aesthetic purposes used to improve and highlight the overall look of one’s teeth. People with gummy smiles are ideal candidates best suited for gum contouring procedure.
We, at Adarsh Dental Clinic, offers Gum recontouring treatment to our clients. We aim to give you a more attractive and appealing smile through various treatments conducted by our specialised team of doctors. Patient satisfaction is our primary goal and we give utmost importance to your varying requirement and oral care. To book an appointment with us, call now at +91-44-24612461
Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai