A little-discussed aspect of cosmetic dentistry is the incredible things that can be done with laser technology. For those with a smile that flashes more gum than teeth, reshaping your gums so that your smile reveals more tooth and less gum is priceless. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile that makes you feel good.
Gum contouring alone is considered a cosmetic procedure. Most of the time it is not medically necessary. Most people have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile. However, some people undergo gum contouring surgery as part of other necessary periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.
Gum contouring procedures not considered cosmetic include adding gum tissue when recession has occurred and trimming overgrown tissue that has covered part of the tooth crown.
The cost of gum contouring depends on the extent of the work being done. Talk to Dr. Brit Phillips about the cost based on your individual needs. Dental insurance does not typically cover gum contouring for cosmetic purposes.
If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Talk to Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth about reshaping your gum line in order to fill out your smile.