Gum Contouring

Cosmetically Reshape Your Gum Line

In most cases, cosmetic smile improvement focuses on improving the appearance of one or more of your teeth. From whitening teeth that are stained to rebuilding tooth structure that’s been damaged, the goal is to create an attractive, visually uniform smile. However, in some cases, the biggest cosmetic concern for your smile isn’t your teeth, but rather the gum line that surrounds them. A gummy smile is one in which the gums cover excessive, disproportionate amounts of certain teeth, creating an uneven and asymmetrical gum line. With cosmetic gum contouring, we can  correct the asymmetry by trimming away the excess tissues and making your gum line even once again.

How gum contouring works

Gum contouring is the process of gently and carefully trimming away the areas of gum tissue that cover too much of your tooth structure. The process allows us to even out your gum line and give your smile the attractive and esthetically pleasing frame that it deserves. For optimal comfort, you may opt for dental sedation during the procedure to help keep you calm and relaxed. However, the procedure is minimally invasive in nature, and in addition to being completed in a single day, we can also perform the procedure using an innovative soft-tissue laser rather than a traditional surgical scalpel.

The benefits of laser gum contouring

At our office, we strive to optimize your comfort and convenient during every procedure we perform. In the case of gum contouring, that often means utilizing advanced technology such as our soft-tissue laser to trim away excess gum tissues instead of a traditional scalpel The specially calibrated laser allows for a much higher level of accuracy and precision, as well as more conservative treatment and a faster, more comfortable healing process. In fact, after laser gum contouring, you may not even need sutures to facilitate proper healing.

Ask us about cosmetic gum contouring

If you have a gummy smile, then we can improve it with customized cosmetic gum contouring. To learn how you can benefit from cosmetic gum contouring, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213. Located in Lake Orion, MI, we also proudly serve the residents of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.