Just like teeth, gums play an integral role in a beautiful smile. Overgrown gum tissue can make teeth appear dwarfed or crowded, and can even make lips stick out in unbecoming ways. Cosmetic gum contouring could be the answer to these problems.
A laser gum sculpting procedure can produce a look that is symmetrical and attractive, helping enhance the overall appearance of a smile for a lifetime. The use of a laser for this procedure offers several advantages, including:
- Reduced risk of bleeding and infection
- High rate of precision and accuracy
- Short treatment period
- Minimal recovery period
The laser gum sculpting procedure is virtually painless, uses a local anesthetic and can be done in about an hour. The procedure is often done for cosmetic purposes, but in some cases, it may be necessary for oral health. Crown lengthening and pocket reduction can help reduce the risks of certain serious oral health problems. Following the procedure Dr. Bridges or Dr. Buckner may recommend a diet of soft foods and liquids to avoid irritating your gums for a day or two.
Sometimes during your consultation, our dentist may discover that overgrown gums are not the issue. You could have naturally short teeth. In this case, porcelain veneers may be recommended instead. Dr. Bridges or Dr. Buckner will help you decide the best course of action to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.