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couple smilingThankfully, there is an effective, state-of-the-art solution for correcting the appearance of excess gum (gingival) tissue. Gum recontouring with a dental laser allows NYC cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS to precisely sculpt the gumline for an improved gum-to-tooth ratio. When compared to older methods of gum recontouring which required manual excision of gum tissue, modern laser gum lift techniques can offer several important benefits:

There are many situations in which excess gum tissue can affect the aesthetics of the smile:

Dental lasers are often used to assist with and fine-tune a variety of cosmetic and restorative procedures, including porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental implants. Additionally, laser dentistry techniques offer ways to effectively treat gum disease (periodontal treatments), quickly harden tooth-colored composite material, and reduce tooth sensitivity.

If you have cosmetic smile concerns caused by excess gum tissue, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon. During the appointment, he will evaluate your teeth and gum tissue and recommend a customized treatment plan designed to give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile you can be proud of.