What Is Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring, also known as gum lifting, is just one of the many cosmetic enhancements that our cosmetic dental experts can perform to improve the aesthetic appeal of a patient’s smile. A universally attractive smile shows more teeth than gum tissue. Gum contouring is a process of removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s crown. This essentially makes the teeth appear longer and healthier, which can give the smile a radiant and more youthful appearance.
Concerned With a Gummy Smile?
When you think of the characteristics of a “perfect” smile, what comes to mind? Healthy, symmetrical teeth are one of the primary ingredients of an unforgettable smile. When excess gum tissue makes your teeth appear shorter than they really are, this is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” Gum contouring is a simple means of removing excess tissue an giving your smile an attractive, uniform appearance. The Center for Dental Excellence provides gum contouring to patients in Hellam, Lancaster and surrounding communities. To learn more about this procedure, patients can visit our cosmetic dental practice and speak with our certified expert about treatment plans.
What To Expect
During an initial consultation, you can discuss your aesthetic goals in great detail. In some cases, our specialists may recommend combining gum contouring with other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Many of our patients choose to combine gum contouring with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, giving the smile an incredible overall enhancement. For those patients who choose to have porcelain veneers placed, but have excess gum tissue, we have the option to quickly, easily, and painlessly alter the soft tissues for a vastly improved cosmetic result.
Gum Contouring Procedure
The diode laser is a sophisticated type of soft tissue laser therapy our practice uses exclusively. The laser’s gentle tissue removal results in only very minor discomfort, and sets the stage for a speedy recovery. The laser immediately cauterizes the incisions, resulting in little or no bleeding, and significantly decreasing the risk of infection. This procedure also requires no sutures, so patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
While you may experience some slight discomfort in the day or so following the procedure, healing after laser therapy is typically quick and easy. The cosmetic benefits are immediately apparent and permanent. Perhaps best of all, the procedure offers striking results in just one visit. We invite you to contact us today to learn more.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Even if your teeth are perfectly healthy, excess gum tissue can create an illusion of poor health. We are proud to offer laser therapy to help make your smile look incredible. At The Center for Dental Excellence, our team is dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere from the moment you reach out to us. To learn more about how our services can improve your oral health and confidence, or to schedule an appointment at The Center for Dental Excellence, by contact one of our York County offices today.