Gum Contouring in Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Are you self-conscious about your smile? If so, Quantum Dental in Boynton Beach can provide a safe method to help you gain your confidence and an award-winning smile at the same time through the minimally invasive procedure of gum contouring.
Five Reasons that Gum Contouring Might Be Right for You
- Teeth that appear to be small
- Teeth that appear to be stubby
- An uneven gum line
- People see more gum than teeth when they look at you
- Gum inflammation or puffy gums
Understanding Gum Contouring
Gum contouring is a safe method of correcting an uneven gum line and revealing more of each tooth for a bigger, brighter smile.
Since removing even very small amounts of tissue can achieve striking effects, you may only need one appointment. And recovery time is minimal – anywhere between a few days to a few weeks depending on the level of work done.
Some of the benefits of gum contouring include:
- Significantly reducing a gummy smile
- Removing inflamed or puffy gum tissue
- Improving overall gum health
- Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted
How Gum Contouring is Performed
First, we’ll discuss your goals. We may use a pen to draw in your gums to guide the procedure. Next, local anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment area so you can experience a pain-free procedure. During the procedure, small amounts of gum tissue will be removed.
What to Expect in Aftercare
Follow the post-op instructions from your dentist closely. These will include tips such as eating soft foods for a few days after your visit. Most people stick with a soft diet of yogurt, soup, ice cream or pudding for a couple of days afterward.
You may also be prescribed an antibiotic rinse to use in order to combat a potential infection. You’ll also be instructed on brushing your teeth very gently.
Gum Shaping and Gum Contouring Mean the Same Thing
Both of these terms are used interchangeably within the dental profession. Some dental professionals may use contouring to describe the procedure with the use of a scalpel and describe the procedure as reshaping when lasers are used. Either way, the approach, and outcome are very similar – it’s only the tools that are used that are different. At Quantum Dental we know they key is that you want your gums to look different, so it doesn’t really matter which term is used.
Get Started Now – Saturday Appointments Available
If you’re ready to take the first step to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of, make your appointment today with Quantum Dental in Boynton Beach. We have convenient weekend appointments that can work around your schedule!