Closeup shot of human female face. Woman with pink lips and healthy dentes. Girl is smilingNowadays, having a healthy smile you can love and truly enjoy is much easier to accomplish with the help of cosmetic dentistry. While porcelain veneers or teeth whitening can address blemishes within your teeth in a simple manner, the same cannot necessarily be said about your gums. Even with a symmetrical complexion, a gummy grin can not only cause your overall appearance to look uneven and misaligned but has a higher chance of infection as well. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will look at the benefits of addressing these concerns with the process of contouring.

When Gums Cause Unevenness

Having excessive oral tissue present can significantly impact your overall confidence levels, as a smile is typically the first thing one notices about a person. What’s more, the uneven growth pattern can provide an illusion that your grin is misaligned and uneven. To best address this dilemma, your dentist may recommend the process of tissue contouring.

Gum contouring is the process of utilizing oral surgery to reshape your oral tissue line in order to not only provide a more even appearance but to make it easier to maintain your oral health and prevent harmful bacteria from causing infection. It may require a small amount of oral surgery, however, your comfort and convenience are our top priority, meaning it can be completed as comfortably and easily as most other dental procedures.

Reducing Chances of Infection

A straight gum line is much easier to tend to than an uneven one. Likewise, your chances of developing periodontal concerns or infection are at a higher risk level when your oral tissues are uneven than it would be if they were straight. It goes without saying that oral bacteria are present in every smile, however, their progression is all dependent on our preventive measures to keep them at bay. They tend to thrive in warm, moist areas that are difficult to clean, making the gums a perfect home to them. If they are allowed to persist, they can nestle beneath the tissues and attach themselves to the roots of your teeth where they will later develop into plaque and tartar. From here, a number of problems can arise, including bleeding gums, inflammation or sensitivity, and even teeth separating from the tissues that house them, often leading to the development of periodontal disease. By having the area contoured, you have a better chance of maintaining a smile that is healthy for life.

A More Comfortable Solution

Before we begin the process, we will carefully assess your need and verify that you are a candidate for treatment. For your added comfort, you may also opt for dental sedation to make the process that much smoother. For more information, contact our team today.

Learn More Today

A healthy, vibrant smile is more easily achieved now more than ever especially with the help of gum contouring. Contact Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM by calling 575-534-3699 to learn more.