When you look in the mirror or at a photograph, do you tend to see more gums when you smile than you do teeth? For some of us, a gummy smile is due to genetics, natural anatomy of our mouth, or because of medications we’ve taken in the past. Fortunately, a minor gummy smile treatment known as gum recontouring can provide significant and fast results. The procedure only takes one appointment to complete.
Gummy smile treatments adjust the natural contour (margin) of your gumlines, helping more tooth structure to be exposed, for a fuller smile.
Adjusting the margins of your gumlines is a safe and predictable treatment solution for our patients with gummy smiles. Changing the contours of your gums makes more tooth structure visible, giving you fuller looking teeth. Depending on the extent of the gum tissue that needs to be adjusted, Dr. Lopez may choose to use soft tissue lasers. Laser recontouring is minimally-invasive, comfortable, and heals very quickly with little to no downtime. As soon as you look into the mirror after your gummy smile treatment, you’ll see a healthier looking smile looking back. If dental anxiety is a concern, we’re happy to offer in-office sedation dentistry to make the experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
A healthy smile isn’t just about having beautiful teeth. It includes everything from the gums that frame them to your entire facial profile. At PureDental, our holistic approach to oral health care is one that takes your overall wellness into account as part of your treatment plan. Even something as small as an uneven gumline can cause damage to your oral health. Gum recontouring in Chicago, IL can restore your smile’s beauty and protect it against infection, decay or sensitivity.