Aesthetic Gum Lift - Gingival Contouring

Gingival contouring, also referred to as gum sculpting, is a procedure that changes the shape of your gums. If your gums are positioned too high or too low on your teeth, and you are not satisfied with your smile, you might want to consider the option of a gingival contouring surgery. Through this dental process of gum reshaping, our team at Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD can fix an uneven gumline for you and help you acquire a beautiful smile.

How Is It Performed?

Gum sculpting is normally performed by periodontists (gum specialists) and cosmetic dentists. It is a short, in-office procedure that often lasts no more than 1-2 hours and requires you to visit our office only once.
In most instances, you will be conscious during the procedure. However, you will be given anesthesia to numb the gum area before the procedure is performed.

A soft tissue laser or scalpel will be used by our team to get rid of any gum tissue that is in excess and reshape your gumline so as to expose more of the tooth. To hold the gum tissue in place, sutures may be utilized.

In case your gums are receding, and the process entails adding gum tissue, our professionals will take that tissue from another part of your mouth, your palate, for example. The surgery's role is to fasten this tissue around your teeth to give length and structure to your gumline. The duration of the procedure, however, depends on the extent of the contouring and the amount of restructuring that is required. It typically takes 1-2 hours, as we have mentioned before.


The process of lengthening of the crown or gum contouring is safe and does not involve any pain along with being quick and efficient. What more, you can carry on with your regular activities immediately after treatment without worrying about having to spend more money on your smile as the results of gingival sculpting are permanent.

The procedure of gingival contouring involves lasers, seals, and sterilizes the gum area. It helps curtail inflammation and chances of infection while also promoting rapid healing. It also has the tendency of better precision, thus protects the area surrounding the gums from damage during the process.

Post- Surgery Treatment

After getting your gums contoured, you must practice good oral hygiene for quite some time to procure the best results. You would also want to make sure that you are not too harsh with the brushing and flossing until the gums have healed to prevent any damage to the sensitive tissue. The damage could be in the form of bleeding or an infection. Alternatively, you could use a gentle mouth rinse to cleanse your mouth.

You do not have to settle for the smile you have. Dental science in today's world has opened vast ways for you to improve your appearance and health and acquire the confidence that comes with these.

Our professionals at Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD can help you decide whether you need gingival contouring or not. Our office is also proud to offer other cosmetic services, including crown lengthening, gum grafting and more! In case you have any questions about our services, call us at (240) 831-6001 to schedule an appointment with our team.

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