Gum Recontouring

» Gum Recontouring

The appearance of your gums can have profound impact on the beauty of your smile. In fact, gum problems can give the illusion of dental problems that you do not have. Our dentists can correct a gummy smile or uneven gum line with a gum recontouring procedure.

What is gum recontouring?

Gum recontouring is reshaping of the gums, typically removing excess gum tissue. In some cases a gum graft is performed to fill in areas where more gum is needed. The procedure can:

  • Retract the gum line
  • Extend the gum line
  • Reduce puffiness
  • Correct an uneven gum line

Problems with your gum line may be obvious for what they are or they may create the illusion of other problems. For example, receding gums start to expose the tooth roots, which creates an aging appearance and an uneven look to the smile. This is a real problem, which needs to be addressed before the teeth start to loosen.

Choosing Gum Recontouring

You and your dentist will work closely in making all of your cosmetic dentistry decisions and creating a plan for your dental care. When gum line problems are the real cause of apparent flaws in your smile, gum recontouring can enable you to avoid invasive and unnecessary dental work.

Correcting a flawed gum line is an important part of revealing the underlying natural beauty of your smile. Reducing a puffy gum line can also bring you greater comfort and reduce redness. For some people, gum recontouring is so effective that other cosmetic procedures are not needed. For others, it is part of a complete Smile Makeover.

If you believe that gum recontouring may be the right procedure to meet your cosmetic dentistry goals, or if you would like to find out, please Contact Us today so we can schedule an aesthetic consultation.

Laser Dentistry

Our modern dental laser technology facilitates speedier and more comfortable healing used most often in gum treatments.

How do lasers apply to dental care & gum healing?

Our dental laser enables our dental care practice to offer patients the most sophisticated, precise and minimally invasive technology available in dentistry. Its high affinity for soft tissue makes it an invaluable tool for aesthetic re-contouring of the gums, accessibility, isolation and the healing of soft tissue and other non surgical periodontal applications. It differs from traditional methods in that it is more efficient and often faster. There is less post-operative discomfort for the patient and the bacteria levels in affected areas are reduced.

There is virtually no damage to healthy tissue.

Laser correction of a gummy smile

Many adults who feel they have a “gummy” smile are not aware that anything can be done about it. They are not happy with excessive gum showing, causing the teeth to look short. The solution is actually very quick and simple. The soft-tissue laser can easily vaporize tiny pieces of gum tissue where it is not wanted revealing more of the tooth’s surface restoring the proper balance between the size and shape of teeth and gums.