Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

Platinum Dental Group utilizes the Diode Laser Technique in many of gum recontouring treatments, a non-surgical procedure which typically leads to faster healing and a much quicker recovery. Laser gum recontouring can significantly enhance the appearance of your gums and give you a beautiful new smile!

  • Gum contouring can be done either alone or in combination with porcelain crowns and veneers as part of a more comprehensive cosmetic plan.
  • Excess gum tissue along the teeth can lead to what’s often called a “gummy smile”. This condition makes the teeth appear to short, and can ultimately be the cause of extreme self-consciousness when simply opening your mouth to smile.
  • The good news is that the gums can be reshaped with advanced cosmetic gum recontouring procedures.

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What are the benefits of laser gum recontouring and gum lifting?

Cosmetic gum recontouring, also referred to as gum lifting, is designed to “trim” excess gum tissue so that more of your teeth and less of your gums appear when you smile. Gum lifting with Diode Laser technology can provide patients with a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduction of excess gum tissue.
  • Improved balance and symmetry of the gums.
  • Faster healing.
  • Less bleeding.
  • Reduced swelling.
  • Virtually painless treatment.

How does laser gum lifting work?

  • Once you have met with out doctor for an evaluation, a customized treatment plan will be created to give you the best possible results from laser gum lifting. During the procedure, a wand emitting high – intensely laser energy will be gently guided along your gums, precisely removing excess tissue and reshaping the gums with incredible accuracy. The entire laser gum lifting procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete. Since this is a minimal invasive procedure, you should feel little to no discomfort during treatment.

Possible Cause of a Gummy Smile

  • Excessive gum tissue in the upper jaw.
  • The upper lip rising higher than normal than you smile.
  • Unusual or abnormal growth of your upper jaw bone that exposes more gum tissue.

However, a gummy smile may also indicate a more serious underlying dental condition stemming from issues related to tooth eruption or jaw development. A malocclusion may also contribute to a gummy smile, affecting your overall dental health.