Gum Contouring for Gummy Smile

Cosmetic, General & Implant Dentist Serving Fremont, Newark, Union City & Nearby Bay Area, California

You may spend a lot of time caring for the health and appearance of your teeth, but your gums are just as important to the beauty of your smile. Ideally, your gums should be rosy pink and frame your teeth evenly. When excessive gum tissue is present, it can create unbalance in your smile and cause your teeth to look smaller or shorter.

Fortunately, the gum recontouring services at Montane Dental Care are a safe and easy way to get rid of your “gummy smile” and achieve the beautifully balanced appearance you desire. If you live in Fremont, Newark or Union City and would like to learn more about gum recontouring, please call us today at 510-795-0444 to schedule a free consultation with experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Jorge Montane. 

Customized Gum Contouring Techniques

Well-maintained teeth can brighten a room, but excessive gum tissue can sometimes get all the attention. If you feel that you have overly prominent gums that dominate your smile, Dr. Montane can help. 

Asian-American woman smiling and holding her hand outAt Montane Dental Care, we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to patient care. Many dental practices offer only one technique in their gum lift procedures, typically either with a laser or a scalpel. However, effective gum recontouring requires a variety of tools and techniques in order to meet the unique needs of each individual.

During your free initial consultation, Dr. Montane will fully examine your teeth and gums and offer recommendations for the treatment that will best suit your needs and physical characteristics. Based on the amount of gum tissue present, he may recommend gum treatment with a laser, scalpel or electro-surgery wand.

Regardless of the technique that is most appropriate for your situation, the goal is always the same: to safely and comfortably provide you with beautiful, natural-looking results that improve the appearance of your smile as well as your pride in sharing it. 

Should I Get a Gum Lift?

If your gum tissue is excessive and presenting an unattractive aesthetic issue, then gum contouring may be an ideal option. However, if your gums exhibit signs of gum disease or gingivitis, Dr. Montane may recommend general dental services, such as periodontal treatment, to restore the health of your gums.

You may be a good candidate for a gum lift if you have:

  • Excess gum tissue that conceals too much of your teeth
  • Teeth that look small or misshapen because they are obscured by gum tissue
  • Teeth and gums that are in good health
  • Good oral hygiene habits
  • Realistic expectations and a positive outlook

The best way to find out if gum recontouring is right for you is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Montane. During this personal meeting, Dr. Montane will take the time to get to know you and fully understand your goals. He will complete a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and offer the best recommendations for your situation.

How Much Does a Gum Lift Cost?

The cost of gum recontouring depends on a number of factors and varies from patient to patient. Dr. Montane will explain all of your treatment options and provide you with a cost estimate for the procedures discussed. Our friendly staff is always happy to explain all of our payment and financing options to help make your treatment more affordable.

Schedule Your Free Gum Recontouring Consultation Today

Whether performed as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a smile makeover, gum recontouring can improve the way you look and feel about your smile. Call 510-795-0444 today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Montane. We proudly welcome patients from Fremont, Newark and Union City.