Laser gum contouring and reshaping is a dental procedure that’s used to correct the look and shape of your gums.
A smile is not only about the teeth – it’s about achieving a harmonious balance between teeth and gums. If you suffer from gum recession, or want to reduce the amount of gum visible in your smile, laser gum contouring and reshaping at Fort Dental Health Group could be the solution for you!
Excess gum tissue can often appear thick, uneven, or make teeth appear smaller than they really are. Thanks to developments in laser technology, it’s simpler than ever to remove additional gum tissue and reshape the gum line to achieve an even curve along the teeth. This procedure is often performed on patients who have excess visible gum tissue when smiling, suffer from gum recession, or simply seek a more harmonious gum-to-teeth ratio. Laser gum contouring doesn’t just have cosmetic benefits either; it can also help improve oral hygiene and reduce health risks. With excess gum tissue removed, the teeth and gums are easier to keep clean, reducing your risk of gum disease. The procedure itself is minimally invasive with sedation dentistry always an option for your comfort and peace-of-mind.
Laser gum contouring and reshaping - what to expect
Your dentist will meet with you to assess your smile, chat with you about your options and determine what is attainable. We will then create a custom plan just for you. Before the procedure begins, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic (freezing) to numb the gum area. Carefully, the dentist will gently remove excess or unwanted gum tissue until the desired look is achieved.
Smiling and laughing should be as natural and as comfortable as the emotion itself. If you’re self-conscious about your “gummy smile”, contact Fort Dental Health Group today. We would be happy to meet with you, explore your options, and help you get closer to the smile you desire - 780.998.7165.
Dr. Christie Schmidt
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB