Though straight, white teeth may be the hallmark of a beautiful smile, the shape of the gum line can significantly impact your smile’s overall aesthetics. Some patients have an excess of gum tissue that can conceal the upper portion of the teeth and create what is known as a “gummy smile.” Gum recontouring, or a laser gum lift, allows cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS to artfully reshape the gum line for a balanced, proportionate smile that often gives our patients a boost of confidence. With our state-of-the art laser dentistry technology, this procedure can be fast, comfortable, and deliver beautiful results.
Benefits of Gum Recontouring
By making minor changes to the shape and contour of the gums, the appearance of your smile can be radically transformed. Gum recontouring with laser dentistry can provide many benefits, including:
- Improving the gum-to-tooth ratio
- Elongating appearance of “short teeth”
- Enhancing results of other cosmetic dentistry procedures
- Improving gum health
- Reducing redness along the gum line
- Maximizing smile symmetry
During your consultation with Dr. Kosdon, he will examine your gums and teeth, review your specific cosmetic concerns, and design a custom treatment plan that can meet your unique needs and expectations.
What can I expect during the gum recontouring procedure?
Our advanced laser technology has made gum recontouring easier and more comfortable than ever before. A laser gum lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows Dr. Kosdon to reshape the gum line quickly and comfortably using only a local anesthetic. The exceptional precision and accuracy of the laser can quickly create a beautiful, symmetrical smile.
What can I expect during my recovery from gum recontouring?
Due to the minimally-invasive nature of the procedure, laser gum recontouring typically entails very minimal downtime. In addition to the gum tissue’s rapid natural healing properties, Dr. Kosdon’s laser techniques further accelerate the healing process. Should you experience discomfort after your procedure, anti-inflammatory medication can be used to easily manage minor pain. Most of our patients immediately return to their daily lives after gum recontouring with a renewed sense of pride in their smiles.
For more information about gum recontouring with laser dentistry, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon.