Gum Recontouring - Atlanta, GA

Oftentimes, our patients feel unhappy with their smile not because of the teeth themselves, but because of the gum tissue that surrounds them. Excessive overgrowths of tissue can result in symmetrical imbalances and an overly “gummy” appearance that doesn’t project the polished, self-confident image patients want and deserve. Thankfully, our team can provide aesthetic gum recontouring, which eliminates unnecessary structure and reveals more of your beautiful teeth to create a better-proportioned appearance. 

A gummy smile can be a result of many factors including braces, hormonal changes, or side-effect of certain medications. Many times the gums are overlooked, but they are a large portion of your smile’s appearance. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta we want people to feel as confident in their smile as possible. We understand many of the causes of a gummy smile are out of your control and our expert Dr. Gaylor would love to build your confidence by helping your teeth reach a better proportioned appearance.

While the laser is one option for gum contouring, it is not suited for all cases. If you are missing considerable amounts of gum material we suggest your schedule a consultation with us to pursue other alternatives. Regardless there are many solutions to creating the perfect proportions for your tooth-gum balance. During your consultation we will take measurements to examine your biological width (the amount of gum present around your teeth) as well as digital photos to determine our best options for helping you achieve the smile you desire.

Why Choose us for No Prep Veneers?

  • Ideal Blend of Cosmetic Artistry & Long-Term Durability
  • Trusting Partnerships with Atlanta’s Best Oral Surgeons & Periodontists
  • Advanced Digital Technology for Optimal Treatment Planning


What is the recovery process for this procedure?

Patient receiving oral cancer screeningTraditional veneers can be thought of a shell that is attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are made from a porcelain material that bonds permanently to the front of your teeth. The process of applying traditional veneers involves grinding the surface of the tooth to reach below layers of enamel that the veneer will replace. Non-prep veneers only affect the enamel meaning, there is no grinding down the tooth structure under the enamel. A thin layer of porcelain is applied over the prepared teeth. This process is reversible and doesn’t affect your teeth structure. 

Is gum contouring purely a cosmetic procedure?

With innovations in veneer products, many more people are candidates for no-prep veneers. If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate schedule a consultation with Dr. Gayner. While this is a skilled and difficult procedure, we at Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta have the expertise and skill to achieve the results you are looking for. We treat every consultation uniquely to ensure the best results for each smile.

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