Dental Tips Blog


Smile Contouring: Beautiful Teeth in a Day

What if you could completely revolutionize your smile in a single day? Thanks to gum contouring and dental bonding, this is possible! You could experience a total smile makeover in a single dental visit and then find a whole new caliber of confidence in your smile.

Gum Contouring Alters Your Smile

Gum contouring, or reshaping, is the minimally surgical alteration of your gum line. Are you plagued by having a “gummy” smile? Do you feel your teeth look too short? Or maybe you are dissatisfied with the uneven appearance of your gums. Contouring helps to even things out so that your teeth stand out, bright and even, and your gums are no longer front-and-center. It will also help to fill in unsightly gaps between teeth.

Dental Bonding to Complete the Look

While gum contouring essentially “lifts” the gums to give you a fuller and healthier-looking smile, you may also wish to enhance the effect by having some dental bonding done. Dental bonding is the conservative application of tooth-colored filling material on the front of your teeth. Bonding can help make your teeth themselves look longer and/or fuller and even out those that are chipped or misshapen. The gaps between teeth are minimized when teeth are smoothed out with a little bonding.

Between gum contouring and dental bonding, you could leave your dentist’s office with a totally different smile after just one appointment! If you are self-conscious of the gaps between your teeth, the shape of your teeth themselves, or the amount of gum tissue that shows when you smile, then a smile makeover could be just what you need. Schedule a consultation with your dentist and find out which combination of cosmetic procedures is right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1725

Most Popular

Tori, Exostosis, and Extra Bone Formation in the Mouth

A fairly common occurrence in the mouth is the existence of extra bone development along the outside or inside of the jawline near the teeth, or in the roof of…

Lingual Frenectomy versus Lingual Frenuloplasty

Lingual frenectomy and lingual frenuloplasty are both dental procedures used to correct a condition called ankyloglossia. Ankylogloassia, more commonly known as ‘tied tongue’, is an abnormality of the lingual frenulum….

Difference Between Conscious and Unconscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for many people who would not or cannot tolerate dentistry in a traditional dental setting.   Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist,…