Gum Contouring


What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring is a minimally-invasive procedure to alter the size and shape of your gum tissue. Excessive gum tissue covering your teeth can make them appear too short and disrupt the balance and symmetry of your smile. Using Electrosurge, which gently removes the unwanted tissue, we can safely and effectively enhance your smile’s appearance.

What causes excessive gingival display?

A gummy smile can be caused by several factors. In some cases, teeth erupt abnormally and remain covered by gum tissue. Sometimes, patients flash too much gum tissue because of a hyperactive muscle in the upper lip. Developmental issues in the upper jaw could also cause gum tissue to protrude and display excessively when you smile.

How is gum contouring performed?

Our advanced Electrosurge unit precisely removes soft tissues using an electric current, allowing your dentist to sculpt your gums to reveal the full length of your teeth and give your smile proper balance. Electrosurge offers many benefits over traditional surgery, including cauterizing the tissues as it removes them, which decreases bleeding and excessive swelling.

Ask us if gum contouring can improve your smile.

With our advanced Electrosurge technology, we can perform cosmetic gum contouring faster, more comfortably, and with better results than traditional surgery. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson). We also proudly serve patients who live in North Dallas, Plano, Garland, North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.