Gum Contouring and Bonding in Alexandria, Virginia

November 11, 2015

Providing advanced smile enhancement to the Alexandria community.

When you hear the phrase “smile makeover,” what do you usually think about? You probably think about a smile with straight, bright white teeth. Did you know that your gums also have an important role in the appearance of your smile?

Even though you may have beautiful teeth, your smile can still look unattractive with puffy, long, or uneven gums. If you correct these issues with recontouring of your gums, you can have evenly distributed gums to enhance your smile.

Before, a scalpel was used to reshape the gums. The recoveries were typically painful and there was a lot of bleeding involved. A dental laser (called a diode laser) is now used to reshape your gums to make your gum tissue to look more even.

What is involved in a gum contouring procedure?

  • Dr. Qureshi will numb your gum tissue to avoid discomfort during the procedure.
  • The diode laser is then used by Dr. Qureshi to gently sculpt your gum line to look even around your teeth.
  • This procedure involves less bleeding, less chance of an infection and can be completed in just one quick dental appointment.

Bonding is a great option for enhancing your teeth along with gum recontouring. The bonding material can be added to chipped, cracks and gaps in your teeth while reducing the extra gum tissue over the teeth can produce a beautiful, healthy-looking smile! Bonding is a more affordable option for fixing minor problems of your teeth.

Does gum recontouring and dental bonding sound like something you would like to try? Schedule a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Qureshi today!