Gum Contouring for a Confident Smile | Oak Lawn, Il Dentist

Many patients feel that their smiles are too ‘gummy’ but most don’t know that there’s a solution for this oral problem: Gum Contouring.

What is gum contouring? It is a cosmetic dental procedure that can even out and uneven gum line. Giving you the smile you desire. If your gums rest too low on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you could be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. 

A number of things can cause your gums to be too low or too high. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be the result of genetics, a particular health problem, or even from taking certain prescription drugs.

How does the process work?  Watch this video to see gum contouring take place: (Source:

The results are immediately obvious, and healing is relatively fast due to the cauterization process at the time of the gum contouring treatment.

Gum contouring surgery is performed at your dentist’s office. Currently, dentists use scalpels, lasers, and radiosurgery to perform the gum contouring procedure. Your dentist can tell you which technique would be the most suitable for your situation.

After treatment, patients enjoy a symmetrical, beautiful smile they can be confident with for life!

For more information on gum contouring contact Dr. Bartz at (708) 430-4440 or visit our website at

Dr. Bartz also welcomes patients from Chicago, Orland Park, Burbank and Palos Hills.