Laser Gum Recontouring
One of the elements of an attractive smile is a harmonious gum line.
A smile requires an even flow of the teeth and gums with the lips, face, and body. Gums around the teeth can often appear uneven, and for some, are excessive, creating a “gummy” smile.
Even if a person has straight, healthy, and symmetrical teeth, the beauty of their smile may be diminished if the gum line is uneven or falls too far below the lip line.
Often referred to as a "gummy" smile, it can make the teeth look small and cause people to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles. Ideally, the gums should appear even and smooth, and should act as a frame to complement a person's smile, rather than as a distraction from it.
Fortunately, a gummy smile can now be corrected with procedures such as gum contouring.
In the past, patients who were troubled with "gummy" smiles could have the prominence of their gums reduced with a scalpel, which could cause bleeding and an uncomfortable recovery. Now, with the advent of laser dentistry, and tools such as the NV Microlaser, patients can have their gums sculpted to perfectly accent their smiles in a fast, simple, and virtually painless procedure.
Patients who have uneven gums or gums that extend to mask a significant portion of their teeth are excellent candidates for laser gum contouring. Our dentists will reshape the gum line to lengthen the teeth, reduce the amount of gum that shows when you smile, and produce a more symmetrical gum line