Gum contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure, aimed at improving the aesthetics of your smile, whether you have receding gums or a gummy smile that you would like corrected. Contouring involves shaping and sculpting the gumline for a more balanced, even appearance, with the perfect ratio of gums to teeth.
The gum contouring procedure can involve grafting more tissue onto thin or receded gums, or cutting away excess gums around your teeth. Grafting gums is performed for those with gum recession, while removing gum tissue is useful for those with uneven or bulky gums. Sometimes, with periodontal disease, gum grafting (adding tissue onto your gum) may be medically necessary.Waterloo West Cosmetic Dentistry provides both types of contouring. Our cosmetic dentistry professionals are experienced in creating attractive, even gums.