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Gum Contouring Services in Great Neck

Change the Shape of Your Gums

At Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C., we offer gum contouring services for patients who are dissatisfied with the current shape of their gums. It is often given to patients who have a “gummy” smile that shows a disproportionate amount of gums in relation to the teeth.

On the other hand, it can be performed for patients who want to restore gum that has receded to expose too much of the teeth. Typically, gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure, but there are times when it might be medically necessary. For example, patients who have periodontal disease might seek gum contouring as a treatment because it can help lessen the potential for bacteria to grow in the area.

Benefits of gum contouring include:

  • An improved sense of confidence due to improved gum appearance and a balanced smile
  • Assistance with preventing gum diseases like gingivitis

About the Gum Contouring Procedure

We understand that gum contouring can be intimidating, but the results are worth it for patients when they achieve their desired smile. Our compassionate team will make the process as smooth as possible and provide anesthesia to numb the gum area. The procedure involves gently removing the excess tissue and sculpting the gumline in a way that best fits the patient’s individual needs. Typically, this involves exposing more of the tooth, but for patients with receding gums, tissue can be removed from another part of the patient’s mouth.

Patients might feel some discomfort, but it is not known to be an overly painful procedure. It usually takes a few hours and can be performed in one visit. While the patient will generally be able to return to normal activities the following day, complete healing can take multiple weeks, and it is recommended to stick to soft foods during this time to avoid heightened sensitivity.

Our Commitment to Our Patients at Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C.

Whether you require gum contouring, another one of our comprehensive services, or simply need a regular check-up, Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C. is here to give you the highest quality of care. Our team is more than qualified to help you solve all of your dental issues, whether those include a “gummy smile” or another issue entirely, like dental anxiety. We do everything in our power to make the experience as pleasant and efficient as possible so that you will never dread going to the dentist again.

If you think gum contouring might be right for you, or you would like to learn more about our practice, call us today at (516) 207-0897 or contact us onlineand a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

The Distinctive Difference

Ways We Deliver the Highest Quality Care
  • Dentistry For the Whole Family

    We believe that all patients deserve the highest standard of care, from children to adults.

  • A Heart For Special Needs

    We are well trained and experienced in treating patients of all ages with special needs.

  • Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

    We offer sedation dentistry with a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist.

  • Everything Under One Roof

    Newly renovated facility includes nine comfortable and high-tech treatment rooms & operating room.