The term “gummy smile” is often characterized by an excess of gum tissue along the teeth, making them appear too short along the gumline. This can ultimately have an effect on the entire appearance of your smile, and for many people, is the cause of some degree of self-consciousness with the way they look.
Fortunately, there are advanced periodontal procedures that can reshape the gums with terrific results. At Advanced Dental Care, we often utilize laser dentistry for our gum recontouring and reshaping treatments, giving us the ability to provide patients with a precise, virtually pain-free procedure.
The Benefits of Gum Lifting
With a gum lift, Cosmetic Dentist Dr. David Bennett can remove the excess gum tissue that’s causing a “gummy smile” and enhance the appearance of your teeth. Since we are able to “trim” the gums with laser technology, the entire treatment process can often be accomplished in a single visit, with a reduced risk of excess bleeding or infection. Plus, laser gum lifting is known for its precision and accuracy, in addition to the fact that it is virtually painless.
The Laser Gum Lifting Procedure
First, Dr. Bennett will evaluate your gums and create a treatment plan designed to recontour the gums with results that will provide improved proportions and symmetry along your teeth. A state-of-the-art Odessey laser will then be gently guided along the gums, trimming away excess tissue and precisely reshaping the gums. The entire procedure typically take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour or less to complete depending on how many teeth are involved. Even better there is usually no recovery time necessary.
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