There are a few possible reasons why your gum line isn’t as even as it should be. Known as a gummy smile, the excess gum tissues covering one or more of your teeth can dramatically impact your smile’s appearance, though many patients hesitate to correct it because they aren’t sure how. Fortunately, your dentist offers an innovative, minimally invasive, and highly precise method of fixing your gummy smile – laser gum contouring.
Why Should You Address It?
The biggest reason patients seek to fix their gummy smiles is appearance. When you aren’t confident in your smile’s appearance, you’re less likely to show it and your self-confidence can suffer. However, there are practical oral health reasons for correcting a gummy smile, as well. For example, when your gums aren’t evenly spread over your teeth roots, they’re harder to keep clean of harmful oral bacteria and food particles. That means your risks of gum disease are more likely, as are your risks of losing teeth to the disease.
Why Are Lasers a Better Option?
Traditionally, gum contouring has been a minor surgical procedure involving the careful trimming of your gums with the use of a scalpel. However, we can perform most gum contouring procedures using the advanced BIOLASE® Epic X laser. Compared to conventional surgery, the laser produces more precise (and therefore more esthetically pleasing) results, and the process is significantly more comfortable. Most patients don’t require sutures afterward, which means the healing process is also more comfortable and involves a much lower risk of infection.
Ask Your Dentist About Laser Gum Contouring
With laser dentistry, you can finally fix your gummy smile in a comfortable and non-invasive manner. To learn more, 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.