Gum Recontouring

Are you embarrassed to smile because of your gums?  Have you found that the majority of your teeth are covered by your gums?  If you are suffering from a gummy smile in Phoenix, come to Dr. Pappas to have your smile reshaped and recontoured.   With gum recontouring in Phoenix, you’ll have the perfect smile with properly contoured gums that are symmetrically shaped around each tooth.

What Is A “Gummy Smile”?

When it comes to the gums and the teeth, a very common problem is one known as a “gummy smile.” Patients who suffer from a gummy smile have noticeable gum asymmetry which means that the gingival margins (the portion of the gums next to the teeth) are not at an even height.  When asymmetry occurs some teeth can appear longer than the ones next to them.

In some patients we find that the gingival margins are the same height but they are too far down the teeth which then creates the look that the teeth are much shorter than they really are.

All of these problems can be solved with gum recontouring in Phoenix.   With the help of cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Pappas, your gums can be properly shaped and contoured to a more ideal location so that your smile is more aesthetically pleasing.

How Does Gum Recontouring Work?

During the gum recontouring procedure (also called “gum contouring”, “gum lift”, or “crown lengthening”), Dr. Pappas uses a laser to help remove of the excess tissue.  This is a simple, in-office procedure and results in very little discomfort as the laser vaporizes the tissue as it goes and eliminates any sort of bleeding.   The healing process can begin almost instantaneously.  Some dental offices in the Phoenix area are not equipped with laser technology and use a scalpel (surgical knife) instead, requiring stitches.  Laser gum recontouring is usually a stitch-free procedure.

Love Your Smile With Perfectly Contoured Gums!

Say goodbye to your gummy smile with an appointment at our Phoenix dental office with Dr. Pappas.  You can count on him to reshape your gums so that you’re never afraid to show your happiness with a smile.  Call us today at 602.680.5356 to schedule a consultation to ensure you are a gum recontouring candidate.  You may also contact us via email.

Book A Gum Recontouring Consultation Today

If you have any questions about Gum Recontouring, you can call our Phoenix office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.  Contact us at 602.680.5356 to schedule an appointment (or book one online) to meet with Dr. Pappas to discuss porcelain veneers.  Perfect your smile with the help of porcelain veneers placed by Dr. Pappas…you won’t regret it!Contact Us Now!


Preferred day of the week
 MON TUE WED THU No Preference

Preferred time of day
 Morning Afternoon No Preference

How did you hear about us?

What kind of appointment will this be?




Your Message