Cosmetic Gum Recontouring
Cosmetic gum recontouring can improve smile aesthetics by addressing excess gum tissue that may be creating what’s known as a “gummy smile.” An abundance of periodontal tissue can often make the teeth look like they are too short, ultimately causing many individuals to feel self-conscious every time they smile. Fortunately, gum recontouring treatments can improve balance and symmetry between the gums and the teeth to produce a less “gummy” appearance.
Our top dentists in Poway are able to perform many cosmetic gum recontouring procedures with the state-of-the-art Diode Laser. Compared to surgical gum reshaping procedures, this innovative, less invasive technique can help patients heal faster and recover more quickly after gum reshaping treatment. With laser gum recontouring, our team at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry can enhance the appearance of your smile with beautiful results!
What are the benefits of gum lifting and laser gum recontouring?
Cosmetic gum recontouring, sometimes described as “gum lifting,” essentially trims away extra gum tissue. With precise excision of excess gum tissue and careful reshaping of the gums, our dentist can reveal more of your teeth and provide improved gum proportions. By utilizing a laser to perform this treatment, patients can:
- Improve the appearance of a “gummy smile” without the need for surgery
- Achieve faster healing and reduced downtime after treatment
- Experience a virtually painless procedure
- Reduce the potential for excessive bleeding during treatment and severe swelling after treatment
Our dentist will be happy to meet with you and evaluate your needs to determine whether laser gum recontouring is an ideal treatment option. If you are a good candidate for this procedure, we can develop a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve your goals with excellent results.
What does the laser gum lifting treatment involve?
Laser gum lifting is a minimally invasive technique that does not require periodontal surgery. This procedure can be performed right here at our practice, and often takes under an hour to complete. During the laser gum lifting procedure, the Diode Laser wand will be delicately and precisely guided over the gum tissue. The laser energy will remove the excess tissue that is creating the concern and gently reshape the gums. A local anesthetic is usually enough to minimize the potential for discomfort. In fact, most patients experience little to no discomfort throughout the procedure.
Cosmetic gum recontouring has helped many patients improve the appearance of excess gum tissue and feel more confident when they smile. If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry today.