Gums are an essential component to your overall oral health. At Madison Yards Family Dentistry, we focus on keeping patient gums healthy, but we can also ensure your gums meet your cosmetic goals. If you feel your gums are uneven or cover too much or not enough of your teeth, our expert dentists can help you through the gum reshaping process.

The team at Madison Yards is dedicated to making cosmetic services affordable for the Atlanta community, including services like gum reshaping! We offer a wide range of dentistry treatments and this procedure is a great option for patients looking to enhance the appearance of their smile.

What Is Gum Reshaping?

Gum reshaping, also sometimes referred to as gum contouring, is a surgical process to change the shape of your gums. There is little to no medical reason to change the shape of your gums, so this procedure is often solely for cosmetic purposes. However, periodontal disease can change the shape of your gums, so you may need cosmetic gum reshaping in response to a medical issue. There are varying types of laser gum reshaping, but the overall goal is to shape your gums in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and builds your confidence.

The Gum Reshaping Process

The process of reshaping your gums varies depending on what you need done. For surgical gum reshaping, your gums will either be contoured or grafted. This can be performed for a single tooth, multiple teeth or the entire gum line.

Contouring

If you have prominent gums that cover your teeth in excess, your gums can be contoured. You’ll work with our Atlanta dentist beforehand to talk about the ideal shape for your teeth and gums. Removing excess gum tissue from around the teeth involves a soft tissue laser and will take up to two hours. After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will expertly laser sculpt your new gum shape. You may experience some discomfort during the recovery process, but that’s to be expected. If you have concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.

Grafting

If you have receding gums, you will undergo gum grafting. Gum recession may make your teeth look extra long and also expose you to more bacteria and plaque growth, so it’s important to reshape your gums accordingly. To complete the gum grafting, your dentist will remove tissue from another part of your mouth and graft it to the necessary area in order to create your ideal gum shape. This also protects the health of your smile.

Schedule Your Gum Consultation in Atlanta Today!

Visit our conveniently located dental office in Grant Park to meet your oral cosmetic goals! If you think gum reshaping may be a good solution for you, our dental team is here to help you through the process. It’s our goal to serve the Atlanta area with trustworthy, affordable dental care. Call Madison Yards Family Dentistry today to start your gum reshaping journey! You can also reach out online by filling out our office’s contact form. We look forward to working with you.