Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring


Your smile is a powerful tool that conveys confidence and leaves a lasting impression. However, an uneven or excessive amount of gum tissue can sometimes overshadow your teeth and affect your self-esteem. If you want to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile, gum contouring at Regency Dental in Omaha, NE, is the solution you’ve been searching for.

What is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping or gingival sculpting, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves carefully removing or reshaping excess gum tissue. The goal is to create a more harmonious and symmetrical frame for your teeth, enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.

What are the Benefits of Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring offers a range of benefits that can positively impact both your oral health and your confidence:

Gum contouring can create a more balanced and visually appealing smile by revealing more of your teeth and reducing the prominence of your gums.

A more attractive smile can boost your self-esteem and improve your overall quality of life.

In some cases, excess gum tissue can trap food particles and bacteria, increasing the risk of gum disease and decay. Gum contouring can help improve oral hygiene by eliminating these hiding spots.

Gum contouring is typically a quick and straightforward procedure we can complete in a single office visit.

Common Reasons for Gum Contouring

There are several reasons why individuals may seek gum contouring:

Gummy Smile:

If you feel your smile shows too much gum tissue when you grin, gum contouring can help create a more proportionate appearance.

Uneven Gums:

Irregular gum lines can make your teeth appear misaligned or create an uneven smile. Gum contouring can address these issues.

Cosmetic Improvements:

Some people choose gum contouring as a treatment in a smile makeover to enhance their overall appearance.

What to Expect During the Gum Contouring Process

Dr. Kenneth Spanel or Dr. Dan Ellingson will guide you through every step of the gum contouring process to ensure a comfortable and successful experience:

Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with a consultation to assess your oral health and discuss your goals. Dr. Spanel or Dr. Ellingson will carefully examine your gums and teeth to determine the best approach for your unique case.

Treatment Planning: Once we understand your needs and expectations, we will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. We will explain the procedure in detail, address any concerns you may have, and provide an estimate of the expected results.

Gum Contouring Procedure: During the procedure, Dr. Spanel or Dr. Ellingson will use precise tools to remove or reshape the excess gum tissue. We typically administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Post-Procedure Care: After the gum contouring procedure, we will provide detailed post-care instructions to promote a smooth and comfortable recovery. You may experience mild discomfort or swelling, but these symptoms quickly subside.

Follow-Up Appointments: We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and ensure you are satisfied with the results.

Is Gum Contouring Right for You?

Gum contouring is safe and effective for most individuals seeking to enhance their smile. However, we may not recommend it for individuals with certain medical conditions or those taking specific medications. We will evaluate your candidacy during your initial consultation and discuss any potential contraindications.

Maintaining Your Enhanced Smile

After gum contouring, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices to ensure the longevity of your results. Brushing and flossing regularly and attending regular dental check-ups are essential for preserving your newly enhanced smile.

Gum Contouring Consultation in Omaha, NE

If you’re ready to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile through gum contouring, Regency Dental in Omaha, NE, is here to help. Dr. Kenneth Spanel, Dr. Dan Ellingson, and our experienced team are dedicated to providing exceptional care and a smile you can be proud of.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a more confident and beautiful smile with gum contouring at Regency Dental. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals.

Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.