Monticello Family Dental

21620 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218

Gum Contouring

If your teeth appear to be short and stubby, affected the desired look of your smile, don’t give up hope. You may simply have overgrown gums that extend down the fronts of your teeth, covering much of the front facing surface.

You can have gum contouring done at our Shawnee, Kansas dental office to rectify this issue, revealing your beautiful, natural smile. We can perform a gum lift, also called gum contouring or crown lengthening, to improve the looks of your smile.

The Process:

Gum contouring is ideal for patients who are unhappy with their “gummy” smile or who have uneven gums that in turn make their teeth appear uneven. Gum contouring is often done as part of the preparation process for veneers.

First, a numbing agent is applied to ensure there is no discomfort during the gum contouring process you’ll be made completely comfortable in your chair, and the dentist will use a safe, effective soft tissue laser to gently shape your existing gum tissue and remove any excess. The process only takes about an hour.

The soft tissue laser is our dentists’ instrument of choice, as it meets our standard for the least invasive option possible. Our gum contouring method results in a minimal amount of discomfort for the patient, fantastic looking results, and the fastest healing time possible.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of gum contouring as a stand-alone process or as a preparatory treatment for veneers, call our Shawnee dental office at 913-553-4984 to request an appointment.

We serve patients in Shawnee, Western Shawnee, and Shawnee Mission, as well as Bonner Springs, Olathe, De Soto, Eudora, Edwardsville, Lake Quivera, Merriam, and the surrounding areas.

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Restrictions may apply. Call for details. Offer expires 9/30/2018