Sometimes, improving your smile and oral health means slightly altering your gum tissues in order to improve your gum line. This process, known as gum contouring, can help address a variety of concerns, including the cosmetic appearance of a gummy smile and the potential impact it could have on your periodontal health. For many people who need gum contouring, the process can be made even more convenient and precise with the use of advanced laser technology. Known as laser gum contouring, it can also help improve your long-term periodontal health by creating a more symmetrical gum line.
The process of contouring your gums
Cosmetic gum contouring is a common solution for improving the appearance of gums that aren’t even, or cover more of the structures of some of your teeth than others. The asymmetrical and uneven appearance of a gummy smile can more or less severe for some people, though it can often be noticeable even in minor cases. The point of gum contouring is to gently trim away the areas of your gum tissue that cover excessive amounts of tooth structure, bringing them in line with the rest of your gum line. Traditionally, this process has been accomplished surgically using a traditional scalpel. Yet, today, we can often perform contouring using the advanced BIOLASE® dental laser, instead, allowing for greater precision and comfort.
How does a laser improve this process?
Compared to traditional surgical treatment with a scalpel, laser treatment can help make your gum contouring procedure more comfortable and convenient in many ways. For example, laser technology allows for significantly more precise incisions when trimming excess gum tissues, which means less bleeding and more precise contouring of your gums. The use of a laser also promotes faster and safer healing, reducing the risks of infection or complications during the healing process following your surgery.
Are you a good candidate?
If you experience a gummy smile, or if you’re undergoing a smile makeover consisting of one or more other cosmetic treatments, then gum contouring may be a good idea. In addition to improving your gummy smile, it can also help ensure optimal results by touching up your gum line after a more complete smile makeover. If you’re a candidate for gum contouring, then you may also be a good candidate for laser treatment. After a careful examination, we’ll consult with you to determine if laser gum contouring is the best option for your smile.
Benefit from laser gum contouring
With help of our advanced BIOLASE® laser, we can make your gum contouring treatment a more precise, comfortable, and convenient process overall. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.