Gum Contouring/Whitening

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Gum Contouring

The shape of the gum around your teeth is as important to the aesthetic appearance of your smile, as the teeth are.

Gums should follow the teeth harmoniously. Too much gum around the teeth could give the impression of “small” looking teeth. This is the classic “gummy” smile look.

The second case where gum sculpting/reshaping may be of great value is where the teeth are out of place in the arch. In conjunction with veneers or crowns, “instant” orthodontics can be done, which means the teeth and gum appear to be straightened.

Gum contouring is done by laser in our practice, which means the results are instantaneous, and in most cases crowns or veneers may be done in same dental appointment.

This is a relative small procedure with huge aesthetic benefits to a smile when indicated.


Before
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Veneers done, wrong color shape and yellow teeth
After
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Perfect harmony between existing crowns, two new veneers, gum contouring and a Zoom bleaching


Before
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Gummy smile
After
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Cerec Crowns and Laser Surgery


Before
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Uneven gum and unaligned teeth
After
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Reshaping the gums with laser treatment and veneers in one appointment

 

Gum bleaching – Gum Depigmentation

The most common cause of darker pigments in the gums is genetics. Excess melanin can build up in the gums, making them look brown or black instead of pink.  The extra pigment does not indicate any disease or dysfunction. Patients seek treatment because of an aesthetic preference for pink gums that show their teeth better.


Before

VOOR ADAMS

Pigmented gums
After

NA ADAMS

Depigmentation treatment

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