Cosmetic dentistry is a cluster of procedures that eliminate flaws in your smile, ranging from the colour and shape of teeth to the colour and shape of your gums. Cosmetic changes to your gums and teeth can make a world of difference to your smile, confidence, and self-esteem.
Tooth Contouring Near You
Our dental office provides tooth contouring in Calgary, AB. In the same way that the colour of your teeth can be altered by a variety of techniques, the shape of your teeth can be altered as well. Changes to the shape of teeth can be accomplished with veneers, or by contouring. To reshape your teeth by contouring, your dentist will polish tiny areas of the enamel on your teeth, then re-shape that tooth into the shape you prefer. The goal of tooth contouring is simple: to reshape otherwise healthy teeth so that they appear consistent in terms of size and shape, without appearing crowded or showing any obvious imperfections.
Similarly, the shape and reach of your gums above and around your teeth affect the overall appearance of your mouth and smile. Some patients are dissatisfied with gums that are swollen and red, asymmetrical, inconsistent or reach too low on the tooth. Contouring of those gums is akin to a gum lift that can change the apparent size of your teeth and increase the brightness of your smile by revealing more of your teeth.
Gum Contouring Near You
Our dental office provides gum contouring in Calgary, AB to our patients. Contouring of gums and teeth takes place in your dentist’s office. Before the gum contouring process begins, we show you the gum line that we will try to achieve by actually drawing a line so you know what alterations to the gum tissue to expect. Gum contouring is performed using scalpels, lasers, and/or radiosurgery after the gums have been numbed with a local anesthetic.
A full recovery from gum contouring surgery will take several weeks. During that time, your dental hygiene will be as important as ever but will need to be performed gently because your gums will be sensitive and easily irritated. To minimize the risk of infection following gum contouring, you may be provided with a cleansing mouth rinse to kill bacteria without using mouthwashes containing harsh alcohol.
If you have any questions or concerns about receiving gum and tooth contouring near you, please contact us.
Key Points About Gum and Tooth Contouring
- Gummy smiles can be caused by genetic influences or health problems and can be the side effect of some prescription drugs.
- Gum contouring is generally considered a cosmetic procedure, but periodontal gum reshaping is part of the treatment for receding gums that can be related to periodontal disease.
If you are interested in receiving gum or tooth contouring near you, contact our Calgary dental office today to schedule a consultation. We are happy to offer gum and tooth contouring in Cranston.