How Lasers Make Gum Contouring Better

Today’s cosmetic dentistry offers an appropriate, customizable solution to any issue you may have with your smile’s appearance. While most treatments focus on improving the health and appearance of your teeth, gum contouring focuses on the frame around them – your gum line. Some patients may experience what’s known as a gummy smile, or excessive gum tissues covering some of their tooth structure. The visual impact is often an asymmetrical gum line, which can make your entire smile seem uneven. Fortunately gum contouring can improve it, and with the help of lasers, your procedure will be more comfortable and precise than ever before.

What Is Gum Contouring?

As the name suggests, contouring is the process of artistically reshaping your gums by gently trimming away the excess tissues covering your teeth. Before performing the procedure, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and oral tissues to ensure their good health, then use advanced digital imaging technology to help plan your new smile. In addition to improving your smile’s appearance, contouring a more symmetrical gum line also reduces your risks of issues like gum recession and periodontal disease, which can result from oral bacteria gathering underneath your gums.

Why We Use a Laser Instead

While gum contouring is generally a comfortable and effective cosmetic procedure, it traditionally requires the use of a scalpel and minor surgery. This means you may need sutures after your procedure, as well as an appropriate antibiotic regimen to prevent infection while healing. At our office, we often perform gum contouring using an advanced, soft-tissue laser that eliminates the need for sutures and significantly reduces any risk of infection during and after your procedure. Our specially calibrated laser also produces more precise results for a more attractive and natural-looking gum line.

Learn More About Laser Gum Contouring

Cosmetic gum contouring can do wonders for your smile’s appearance and your long-term periodontal health. With the help of lasers, the procedure is even more comfortable, precise, and beneficial. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.

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