Gum recontouring can bring out the beauty in your smile that you didn’t even know was there. A flawed gum line, or gummy smile, can give the impression of dental flaws, even with perfect teeth. Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro can recontour your gums, revealing the natural beauty of your teeth and smile.
Your gums have a dramatic impact on the look of your smile.
What is gum recontouring?
Gum recontouring, sometimes called a gum lift, is the reshaping of your gum line. Excess tissue is removed and uneven gum line is corrected.
What can gum contouring Correct?
You may be mistaking gum problems for problems with your teeth. Gum recontouring can bring out the natural beauty of your smile in many ways, correcting the appearance of:
- Excessive gum tissue
- Teeth which look too short
- Uneven gum line or teeth which appear uneven
- Red or puffy gums
- An unhealthy-looking smile
If you have any these problems, you may not need work on your teeth at all. Gum recontouring may be all that you need for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Is gum recontouring Painful?
Our dentists use a soft tissue laser for gum recontouring. This is very different from gum recontouring surgery with a scalpel. Old methods cut away gum tissue, leaving an open wound which was painful, slow to heal, involved significant swelling, and carried a high risk of infection.
The soft tissue laser is much more precise and seals the incision as it goes. Benefits include:
- Reduced discomfort
- Reduced healing time
- Far less swelling
- Greatly lowered risk of infection
- More accurate results
Can A Gum Lift damage my teeth?
No. The soft tissue laser operates on a frequency that only targets your gums – not your teeth!
What if I want my teeth reshaped, too?
Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro can use the hard tissue laser to reshape your teeth if needed.
Recovery After Gum Recontouring
Any pain and swelling should subside in a few days after your procedure.
Bringing it all together
Gum recontouring can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other procedures, such as tooth whitening, to bring out the natural beauty of your smile. If you are interested in gum recontouring, contact us online today or call us at 480.834.6991 to schedule a consultation.