Do you have a gummy smile or feel embarrassed by an uneven gum line? If so, laser gum reshaping offers patients a way to adjust their gum alignment. Our cosmetic dentists craft a customized smile unique for you with gum contouring. Get your dream smile using laser gum reshaping.
What Is Laser Gum Reshaping?
Laser gum reshaping is a procedure performed by a restorative or cosmetic dentist using a laser to remove excess gum tissue. Patients often choose this procedure to correct a gummy or uneven smile.
Patients enjoy an improved tooth to gum ratio by removing excess gum tissue. The result is a more attractive smile and often a healthier mouth.
Reasons Patients Choose Laser Gum Reshaping
The most common reason for this procedure is to correct cosmetic issues, like excess gum tissue that dominates the smile. In these cases, the dentist works with the patient to determine the right amount of tissue to remove to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals while preserving oral health and support for the teeth.
Dentists may also recommend gum reshaping to help with other oral health conditions. For example, if a patient has tooth decay or damage under the gum line, gum reshaping can remove tissue for the dentist to access the affected area for restoration.
Laser gum reshaping works for crown lengthening when a veneer or crown benefits from exposing more of the tooth’s surface. The restoration can adhere better to the tooth for more effective results.
The Benefits of Laser Gum Reshaping
When it comes to gum reshaping, there are several benefits.
- Minimally Invasive – The procedure typically uses local anesthesia for the patient’s comfort. The laser technology allows the dentist to easily remove the excess tissue without a scalpel. The laser then seals the wound for quicker healing with a reduced risk of infection.
- Improved Oral Health – By removing excess gum tissue, bacteria have less room to hide on your teeth. It also helps prevent cavities and periodontal disease. It also improves dental hygiene because it is easier to clean the surface of the teeth.
- Enhanced Smile – When you have too much gum tissue, teeth appear smaller than they are. The dentist removes the extra tissue with laser gum reshaping so the teeth look more proportionate.
- Increased Self Confidence – Many people feel self-conscious about their smiles due to excessive gum tissue. However, after laser gum reshaping, patients report feeling more confident about their smile and overall appearance.
How It Work?
Before the procedure, our dental team meets with the patient for a consultation. We examine the patient’s mouth to ensure they are a good candidate for gum contouring. We then discuss the treatment plan, including the amount of gum tissue to remove.
The dentist uses laser technology to remove the gum tissue during the procedure. The laser emits energy at a specific wavelength that penetrates the soft tissue and destroys cells leaving behind a smooth surface.
After the procedure, the patient should avoid brushing near the treated areas as the tissue heals. However, the healing process only takes a short time because the laser seals and sterilizes the wound.
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Enjoy an Even and Beautiful Smile
At Atlanta Smiles, we believe beautiful and healthy smiles build confidence. We work with each patient to create the best treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic and oral health goals.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss whether laser gum reshaping is right for your smile.