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John P. Krueger, DDS, PA

Gum Contouring Treatment Helps Your Teeth Look Their Very Best

Patients with excess gum tissue can easily transform their smile into one of dazzling beauty with a gum contouring treatment. Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental treatment that shapes your gums and removes excess tissue to create a flattering frame for your smile. Whether performed alone or in combination with another dental procedure, gum contouring by Dr. John Krueger at his Palm Harbor, FL, office can give you a gorgeous, memorable smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and find out how gum contouring can boost your smile and self-esteem.

A close-up of a uniform, bright, white smile.
A proportionate amount of gum tissue can have a dramatic effect on your smile.

Transforming Your Smile 

Your gum contouring procedure will begin with a consultation. At that time, Dr. Krueger will help you decide if gum reshaping can deliver the cosmetic results you desire. On the day of your procedure, you will be made comfortable with a local anesthetic. Next, excess gum tissue will be artfully removed to reveal more of the tooth surface and create a more beautiful gum line. Once this relatively fast procedure is over, you will recover in the comfort of your home, resting the remainder of the day. Most patients can expect to fully heal in about a week.

Is Gum Contouring for You?

Because patients focus mainly on the appearance of their teeth, they may not realize the impact that their gum line can have on their overall smile. When considering if gum contouring can improve your smile, ask yourself:

  • When I smile, does a lot of gum tissue show – maybe too much?
  • Do my teeth appear disproportionately small or a little too short?
  • Do my gums extend farther down my teeth than I would like?
  • Could I describe my smile as "gummy?"
  • Is my gum line uneven or jagged?

This treatment can benefit most patients who are in good oral health and have excess gum tissue. Patients receiving dental crowns or porcelain veneers can also benefit from gum contouring, because it can provide an excellent aesthetic complement. During your consultation with Dr. Krueger, he will carefully analyze your smile and take note of your goals to determine if gum contouring is right for you.

The Advantages of Gum Contouring

Gum reshaping patients can enjoy a number of aesthetic benefits. Many patients report an improved ratio between their gums and teeth. Others say they love how straight and symmetrical their gum line looks. Gum contouring can also highlight the beauty of other dental treatments. For example, when combined with teeth whitening, a gum contouring treatment can make your bright, beautiful teeth look even better. 

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Consultation

A beautiful smile will make you want to share it with everyone around you. When you feel less self-conscious and more eager to smile, you may find yourself experiencing even greater enjoyment in your personal and professional life. Contact our Palm Harbor dental office today to learn more about how this and other cosmetic procedures can help you to look and feel your very best. We look forward to hearing from you!

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