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Gingival Contouring

Gingival Contouring

Gingival contouring is popularly known as gum reshaping and sculpting. This procedure has aesthetic and functional benefits. It helps to resolve the gummy smile problems and expose more of your natural tooth structure for dental restorations like crowns. The contouring procedure is conducted by sculpting your gums.


There are several reasons why your gum can appear too high or low. One of the most common reasons is gum recession, where your gum pulls back from the tooth, exposing more of your dental roots. While gingival contouring is mostly done for cosmetic purposes, it can also solve several problems, like exposing decays present deep within the tooth roots.

Who should undergo the gum contouring procedure?

Gum contouring is an eminent part of cosmetic dentistry and regenerative periodontal treatment. Sometimes your gums can grow over your crown, which should be removed. People with gummy smiles can have gingival contouring to improve their smile’s appearance and feel confident. But whether or not you are a candidate for the treatment would be decided by your dentist in Miami, FL, Dr.Bravo. She will thoroughly check your oral conditions before deciding if you can undergo the procedure for cosmetic or regenerative purposes.

What can gingival contouring rectify?

The gingival contouring procedure can rectify a wide range of issues with your gumline, like:
You will be given a local anesthetic before the procedure. This will numb the gums, so you will not feel pain. However, you can expect some tenderness and numbness post the procedure. Contact Dr. Bravo at DB Dental Care to know more about the procedure. You can book an appointment by calling us at (786) 418-6757.