Better Smile Symmetry With Gum Contouring

March 28, 2023

When you have an excessive display of gums when you smile, this is known as a gummy smile. For many, this could also impact the shape and alignment appearance of your teeth too. To correct these cosmetic concerns, you need to change the shape of the gum line. Fortunately, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist can do so with cosmetic gum contouring!

The Factors Behind Your Gummy Smile

For many people, complications with the growth of the smile could be the cause of their gummy smiles. Displaying too much gingival tissue when you smile could make your teeth appear small or uneven. Instead of feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, why not seek cosmetic treatment? Along with treatment to improve the teeth, such as teeth whitening or dental bonding, we can also reshape and reconstruct the gum line to improve smile beauty. To get started, simply give us a call and schedule a visit for a consultation. We will examine your smile to see if you need a gum contouring, and if so, we can move forward with our cosmetic procedure.

Treatment with Gum Contouring

Our team will first mark the areas of the gums that need to be removed. We then employ dental lasers to gently trim away these excess tissues and reshape the gum line to improve overall beauty and symmetry. The procedure takes only one visit, and you can usually return to normal activities the next day. Dental lasers treat the area with precision and prevent damage to healthy tissues. They also limit the risk of swelling, bleeding, and infection, and prevent the need for scalpels or sutures. The procedure will be comfortable too, as the use of lasers means there is likely no need for anesthesia.

If you’re curious about teeth contouring, this is a very different procedure that employs sanding and buffing to reshape outer tooth structure and address common issues like sharp teeth, overly large or misshapen teeth, and pits and grooves in the outer surfaces.

Treating Periodontal Disease

Dental lasers can do more than just improve the beauty of your smile. Our team can also use this technology to help treat periodontal disease. The lasers can gently remove diseased tissues, so healthy ones can adhere to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. As a result, we can manage the disease moving forward with cleanings, keeping your smile free of tooth loss and uncomfortable symptoms. If you have any questions about treating gummy smiles with laser dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more about gum contouring.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dental Care?

Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about our options or addressing soft tissue concerns using advanced laser dentistry.


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