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Gum Contouring in Colorado Springs, CO

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WHAT IS GUM CONTOURING?

A “gummy smile” occurs when the top part of the tooth is covered by extra gum tissue. At R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., gum contouring is performed to improve your smile by eliminating the extra soft tissue and exposing more of the tooth. Gum contouring can give you a more attractive smile, as well as improve your oral health by reducing areas where bacteria often hides, reducing your chances of gum disease, cavities, and infections. Schedule a consultation with dentist Dr. Asher Henegar at our office in Colorado Springs, CO to get more information about gum contouring.

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"Dr Henegar and his entire staff were professional, courteous, kind, knowledgeable, proficient and timely. I was in a time constraint and they got me in and out quickly without cutting corners. Dr. Henegar educated...
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"I recommend Dr. Asher 100%, he is very friendly and professional, his dental assistants are amazing and the receptionist is super helpful and sweet. We just moved to Colorado Springs and will definitely be staying...
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"I’ve been twice now and can say that Dr Henegar and his staff are the best dentist office I have ever visited. They are always friendly and professional and they do quick effective work."
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"Very warm and welcoming. I felt like I was being cared for well by the staff as well as Dr. Henegar. I'm not one that likes going to the dentist, but they made me feel at ease. When Dr. Henegar referred me to a specialist...
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    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM GUM CONTOURING

    Gum contouring is done in our office using a numbing cream or local anesthesia; however, we do offer sedation options if you have anxiety or fears about having dental work performed. Prior to the treatment, your teeth and gums will be professionally cleaned and dried. Dr. Henegar will then use the state-of-the-art light diode laser to remove excess gum tissue to sculpt your gumline for a balanced appearance. The laser tool seals the tissue for minimal bleeding throughout the treatment. As soon as your gums are in the right shape, Dr. Henegar will rinse your mouth and show you the results. Usually, the entire procedure will be complete in one appointment. When your treatment is complete, Dr. Henegar will go over aftercare instructions. He may write a prescription for antibiotic medication if signs of infection were noticed in the procedure. Your gums may be red for a few weeks; however, if you follow a proper home oral care routine of daily brushing and flossing, your gums will quickly return to normal. You should continue to schedule yearly dental exams at our Colorado Springs, CO office so Dr. Henegar can monitor the health of your gums and the rest of your mouth.

    GUM CONTOURING FAQ

    How much does gum contouring cost?

    The exact cost of gum contouring will vary based on the number of teeth being treated. During your consultation, we’ll listen to your goals and concerns before conducting an in-depth analysis of your teeth. At this point, we’ll create a custom treatment plan and offer a detailed cost estimate.

    Is gum contouring covered by insurance?

    Usually, gum contouring is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, in certain cases, such as when a patient needs pocket reduction surgery, gum contouring may be deemed medically necessary, making it eligible to be covered by dental insurance.

    Is gum contouring permanent?

    Gum tissue does not regrow, making this procedure permanent. However, it is important to remember to take care of your teeth and gums to prevent further damage.

    PLAN YOUR PROCEDURE

    $ Average Cost $300 – $1,500
    Recovery Time 2 – 4 Weeks
    How Long It Takes 1 – 2 Hours
    Follow Up Time 1 Week
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    CONTOURING A GORGEOUS SMILE

    Gum contouring at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. is a wonderful procedure for several reasons — it will enhance the overall appearance of your smile and reduce your risk of oral disease, like gingivitis. If you want to enhance your smile or improve your oral health, this cosmetic procedure might be a great treatment for you. While it’s not often covered under insurance, many of our patients feel the expense is worth it. Our friendly office staff is available to help you understand different payment options, as well as find medical financing. If you would like to get more information about this treatment, contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO to book your consultation with Dr. Henegar.

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