Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves shaping the gum line to improve the appearance of the teeth and mouth. It is often used to correct a gummy smile, where the gums cover too much of the teeth, or to even out an uneven gum line. Gum contouring can be performed using a soft tissue laser or surgical lifting of the gum tissue. The procedure is usually quick and virtually painless, and can provide a range of benefits, including improved symmetry and gum-to-tooth ratio, reduced bleeding and swelling, and the removal of excess gum tissue when speaking or smiling. If you are interested in gum contouring, you must consult a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs and goals.