Often people think they have unattractive teeth when they may simply have an uneven gum line or too much gum tissue obscuring nice teeth.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring (also called a gum lift) is a simple cosmetic procedure that helps patients whose gums are uneven or cover too much of their teeth.  This may be caused by genetics or the use of certain prescription medications.

Nothing ruins a pretty smile like uneven or excessive gum around the teeth. Ideally, your gums should frame your teeth.

SOME COMMON GUM PROBLEMS THAT DETRACT FROM TEETH ARE:

  • Different gum heights
  • Misshapen contours around the teeth
  • Too much gum making the teeth look short

At Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS, we use the Waterlase Dental Laser to “sculpt” the gum line quickly and painlessly. Excess gum tissue can be removed as easily as drawing with a pencil.  The gum tissue is dissolved with no bleeding and healing time is very rapid.

Dr. Foutz can also use the laser to eradicate hollows that trap bacteria to prevent future infections.

Cosmetic dental work almost always requires some sort of gum contouring.  Foutz Family Dentistry regularly includes this service as a part of most cosmetic procedures.

If you think your gums may not be in harmony with your teeth, simply schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS.  Dr. Foutz will take digital photos of your teeth and gums and review them with you.  Some of our most dramatic smile results are accomplished with this conservative and gentle procedure.

 

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Ezbond A. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
1st Generation:

Great Grandfather

Dr. Ezbond A. Foutz
Harold B. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
2nd Generation:

Grandfather

Dr. Harold B. Foutz
Lawrence C. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
3rd Generation:

Father

Dr. Lawrence C. Foutz
Barton H. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
4th Generation:

Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Barton H. Foutz