Gum Recontouring

Gum Recontouring
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Cary Gum Recontouring For a Smile You’ll Love

If you find yourself unsatisfied with a “gummy” smile or an uneven gum line, gum recontouring can give you the smile of your dreams. This cosmetic procedure carefully reshapes the gum tissue to create an even and attractive smile that frames your teeth. Gum recontouring can also benefit oral hygiene by eliminating pockets where bacteria can hide and grow.

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Gum Recontouring in Cary To Reshape Your Smile

Gum recontouring in Cary can provide a range of benefits to your smile, both functional and aesthetic. Many people feel self-conscious when their smiles are dominated by excess gum tissue, but this can also lead to gum and tooth disease if not addressed. Dr. Leedy will always go over all treatment options with you before settling on a solution to ensure that your unique dental needs and goals are met with the best possible care.

Gum recontouring may be the solution for you if you find yourself

  • Feeling self-conscious about your “gummy” smile
  • Unsatisfied with an uneven gumline
  • Feeling as if your teeth are too small or too long for your mouth
  • Experiencing itchy or sensitive gums
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A Healthy, Balanced Smile

Besides the aesthetic aspect, excess gum tissue can also accelerate tooth decay by trapping food particles and encouraging bacterial buildup, which can lead to periodontal disease or gingivitis. Gum reshaping in Cary can lessen the risk of tooth decay and preserve your existing teeth.

  • Helps lengthen and expose crowns to create a brighter, more even smile
  • Shapes spots where tissue extends lower than others, giving you a straighter, more symmetrical smile
  • Gum recontouring can also address a gumline that’s too high due to gum recession, protecting your smile from tooth decay and bone degradation
  • Guards your smile against periodontal disease and a buildup of bacteria


High-Tech Dentistry With a Personal Touch

At Genesis Dental, we know that a beautiful smile is a healthy smile. We strive to blend form and function for a smile that looks good and feels good, providing all the services under one roof that you need to achieve your ideal smile. What makes Genesis Dental different is our commitment to your long-term health and supporting you on your oral health journey.


Anyone who is unhappy with their gumline can be considered a candidate for gum recontouring. If you are unsatisfied with an uneven gum line, protruding gums, or feeling as if your teeth are too small or too long for your mouth, Dr. Leedy will explore all options with you and design a customized treatment plan for your dental goals.

No! Before the procedure, you’ll be thoroughly numbed so you won’t feel any pain while Dr. Leedy works on your mouth. You can expect some tenderness and numbness afterward.

While this will depend on your individual plan and coverage, generally, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures that are considered elective.