Lasers have changed the world of dentistry. Procedures are more precise, there is less trauma involved, the risk of infection is greatly reduced, and recovery is quicker and easier. Laser dentistry makes gum recontouring a safe and reliable procedure. We can correct a gummy smile or uneven gum line, revealing the natural beauty of your teeth.
What Laser Gum Recontouring Can Do for You
Sometimes patients come in thinking they need cosmetic dentistry to correct problems with their teeth, and learn that their teeth are just fine and the real problem is with their gums. A gummy smile can create the illusion that your teeth are short and stubby, making you look older or unhealthy. Too much gum tissue can rub and cause pain, inflammation and redness. An uneven gum line can make your teeth look crooked or unevenly sized when they are not.
Laser gum recontouring can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures. It is often a part of a smile makeover. Laser gum recontouring can correct:
Uneven gum line
Redness and puffiness of the gums
Pain and inflammation caused by rubbing of excess gum tissue
The appearance of poor health or poor hygiene
Illusion of teeth being too short
Illusion of crookedness
Illusion of teeth being unevenly sized
Gum recontouring used to be a dangerous and fairly barbaric procedure which yielded unpredictable results. It involved sculpting the gums with a scalpel. The risk of infection was very high, stitches were often required, and the recovery was painful and unsightly.
Today’s laser gum recontouring is completely different. The laser is very precise, so we know we will get the beautiful results you want every time. The laser seals the tissue and kills bacteria as it goes, so there is very little bleeding and swelling and very little opportunity for infection to take hold. The entire process causes far less trauma to your tissues, so recovery is much quicker and easier and some patients experience no postoperative pain.
Gum recontouring used to be reserved for extreme cases, but today anyone can safely have beautiful gums.
Laser dentistry also allows us to reshape your tooth enamel, making very precise and tiny adjustments. We can correct the appearance of a twisted or misshapen tooth. Sometimes we reshape the tooth to finalize the results of TMJ treatments, making the results permanent.
To learn more about laser dentistry and gum recontouring, or to schedule your complimentary consultation, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics, in the West Milford, New Jersey area, today.