Gum Recontouring and Reshaping
An aesthetically pleasing smile is not just about beautiful teeth – it’s about having a balanced and proportional gumline as well. Excessive gum tissue can sometimes appear thick, uneven, or conceal too much of the tooth body. Commonly referred to as a “gummy smile,” overabundant gum tissue can cause some individuals to become self-conscious about their smile. Advancements in laser dental technology have made it easier than ever to eliminate excess gum tissue and reshape the gumline to achieve a smooth, even contour along the teeth. There are a variety of different laser treatments available that can be utilized to address problematic attributes of your gums. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS is skilled and experienced in all aspects of laser dentistry and gum contouring and can develop a customized plan for reshaping your gumline to complement your smile.
If you would like to schedule a smile evaluation with Dr. Kosdon to examine your gums and discuss your options, please contact our practice.
What Are The Benefits of Gum Reshaping?
Gum reshaping with laser dentistry offers many benefits that can result in a renewed appearance to your gums and overall smile. These treatments can:
- Balance the gum-to-tooth ratio
- Reveal more of the tooth body to elongate the tooth’s appearance
- Achieve greater overall smile symmetry
- Reduce redness in the gum tissue
- Further enhance the results of cosmetic dentistry procedures
- Improve gum hygiene and health
Dr. Kosdon can discuss the specific benefits he hopes to achieve with your laser gum recontouring procedure during your smile evaluation. After thoroughly examining your teeth and gums and discussing your aesthetic goals, Dr. Kosdon will review your options for safe effective enhancement of your smile with laser gum reshaping.
What Can I Expect During The Gum Contouring Procedure?
Once Dr. Kosdon has completed your smile evaluation and developed a customized treatment plan, he will explain every aspect of the gum contouring procedure. Laser gum reshaping is a minimally-invasive procedure and can often be performed very comfortably after application of local anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Kosdon will use a precision device to deliver highly focused laser energy to the gums in order to recontour the gum line. He will follow closely measured plans for a beautifully sculpted and symmetrical end result.
What is Recovery Like After Laser Gum Contouring?
Recovery after the procedure is often relatively swift due to the quick healing properties of gum tissue and the minimally-invasive nature of the laser technology used. Although rare, any post-procedural discomfort you may experience can typically be managed with medication. There is no downtime usually required after laser gum recontouring procedures and most patients are able to return to normal daily activities right after treatment.
Contact Dr. Kosdon
To learn more about laser gum contouring and “gummy smile” reduction techniques offered at our practice, contact us today. Our friendly staff can help you schedule a smile evaluation appointment with Dr. Kosdon.