Uses of Gum Contouring

If you are not satisfied with the way your teeth look, because of chips, crooked teeth, or misshapen gums, you should schedule and appointment with your cosmetic dentist. We strive to give you the smile you want with advanced technology and procedures. One such procedure we offer is gum contouring, which will enhance your smile or help keep your mouth healthy from germs and bacteria. This process involves shaping your gums around your teeth to show off your smile better or facilitate deeper cleaning of your gums if you have gum disease.

Why Gum Contouring?

Sometimes your gums cover too much or too little of your teeth because of abnormal growth or gum disease, which may make you self-conscious. To help you regain confidence in your smile, we can shape your gums to make them look more natural, and thus show off your teeth better. We can also help you regrow gum tissue which may have receded because of gum disease.

Periodontal Cleaning

Another reason you may need gum contouring technology is for a deep cleaning of your gums. Gum disease can seriously damage your gums by causing gum recession, infection, and inflammation. Using the gum contouring technology, we can help your damaged gum tissue regrow, while also destroying the source of the infection or inflammation (which is the bacteria that nestle underneath your gums).

Laser Treatments

Gum contouring may sound painful, but our laser technology will minimize discomfort after a localized anesthetic has been applied. The diode laser will mold your gums into their desired shape. The same laser also can facilitate tissue growth in cases of gum disease to restore your receding gums to their proper place, while also eliminating the infection. This technology is quiet, and the gums will heal faster with this treatment than with others. There is also less chance of an infection afterwards.


As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.