Gingival Contouring

What is Gingival Contouring?
Gingival contouring is a procedure performed to provide gingival esthetics, and is of great importance for a nice smile.

What is Gummy Smile?
A significant gingival display when a person smiles is described as a Gummy Smile.  This esthetically negative appearance usually occurs with the anterior teeth. Such appearance may cause people to lose their self-confidence.

What is Gingivectomy or Gingivoplasty?
As treatment techniques, Gingivectomy is the excision of the gingiva, and Gingivoplasty is the reshaping of the gingiva to provide physiological gingival contours.

In what Situations is Gingival Contouring Performed?
Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty are performed for the treatment of gummy smile and gingival enlargement, and for crown lengthening procedures aimed at providing symmetrical physiological gingival contours, i.e. pink esthetics. Patient recovery takes three weeks.