Gum contouring is cosmetic dentistry’s answer to correcting the appearance of a gummy smile. By carefully and artistically trimming excessive gum tissues, your dentist can significantly improve your smile’s appearance as well as other aspects of your oral health. Today, we examine how gum contouring actually works, and why using lasers to accomplish the procedure can provide even more benefits for your smile and periodontal health.
The Point of Contouring Your Gum Line
A gummy smile describes a smile in which the gums cover too much of one or more of your teeth. This can make those teeth seem smaller and your whole smile seem asymmetrical, which dramatically impacts its esthetic value. The point of contouring your gum line is to surgically trim away the excess tissues to expose the appropriate amount of structure for each tooth. This creates a symmetrical frame around your smile to match the healthy, beautiful appearance of your teeth, and it also helps improve your overall periodontal health.
Gum Contouring with Laser Technology
In many cases, gum contouring can be performed with the use of advanced, specially calibrated laser technology rather than a traditional scalpel. The soft-tissue laser is designed to safely and accurately trim soft oral and periodontal tissues and can achieve amazing results faster and with significantly more comfort. Laser contouring is also more precise, so the results of your treatment will be more lifelike and complement your smile with a more esthetically pleasing gum line.
Find Out if Gum Contouring Works for You
Gum contouring can do wonders for improving a gummy smile, and with the help of advanced lasers, those benefits are even more significant. 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.