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How expensive is gum contouring?

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The cost of gum contouring depends on how much work needs to be done. Talk to your dentist about the cost based on your individual needs. Dental insurance doesn't usually cover gum contouring for cosmetic purposes.

From: Gum Contouring WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cosmetic Dentistry Guide: "Gum contouring -- for the 'gummy smile.'"

American Academy of Periodontology: "Periodontal Surgery," "Periodontal Plastic Procedures."

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry: "Dental Procedures -- Gum Lifts."

Hugh Flax, DDS, 2010-2011 president, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on July 31, 2017

SOURCES:

Cosmetic Dentistry Guide: "Gum contouring -- for the 'gummy smile.'"

American Academy of Periodontology: "Periodontal Surgery," "Periodontal Plastic Procedures."

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry: "Dental Procedures -- Gum Lifts."

Hugh Flax, DDS, 2010-2011 president, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on July 31, 2017

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