Excessive gum tissue along the teeth – also known as a “gummy smile” – can hide large portions of your teeth and ultimately lead to a feeling self-consciousness about your smile. Gum reshaping can be an excellent option for patients interested in reducing their gum “coverage” for a more proportional gum-to-tooth ratio. At our cosmetic dentistry practice, we offer a number of gum reshaping laser techniques designed to enhance your gum line for a more even contour throughout your mouth. Dr. Matin, our highly-trained cosmetic dentist, will utilize a specific laser treatment based on your individual needs to expose more of your teeth and help you achieve the beautiful smile you desire.
Gum Reshaping Benefits
Utilizing advanced laser technology, Dr. Matin can more evenly contour your gum line and improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. Some key benefits of our laser gum reshaping techniques include:
- Precision control across gum tissues
- Greater symmetry for your gum line
- An improved gum-to-tooth ratio
- Virtually painless procedure
- Reduced bleeding and swelling
- A reduced recovery period
Ultimately, gum reshaping from Dr. Matin can help you safely and effectively achieve your oral goals and reveal a bright, vibrant smile.
The Gum Reshaping Procedure
Gum reshaping is minimally-invasive and can be administered under local anesthesia. During your procedure, Dr. Matin will direct targeted laser energy across your gum line to help reveal more of your teeth. The precision of laser technology enables Dr. Matin to evenly remove excess tissue while reshaping your gums for the most symmetrical appearance. Procedure times will vary depending on the extent of your goals, but most gum reshaping treatments can be completed in about one hour.
Recovery from Gum Reshaping
Due to its minimally-invasive nature, recovery and downtime from gum reshaping is typically minimal. Minor swelling and bleeding is normal and should subside relatively quickly. Although uncommon, any discomfort can be alleviated with medication. Results are long-lasting and can be seen immediately. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily routines the day after their treatment.