Sometimes, the problem with the way your smile looks lies not in your teeth, but in your gums. If you have ever been told that you have a “gummy” smile, you might have too much gum tissue covering up your teeth. fortunately, at MayFair Dental Associates, we can fix that with an easy cosmetic dentistry treatment called gum recontouring. Using a soft tissue laser, we can safely and painlessly sculpt your gums into the desired shape and reveal more of the beautiful pearly whites underneath. To learn more about whether gum recontouring in Farmington Hills is right for you, give us a call today!
For patients looking to remove excess gum tissue or make their short, “stubby” teeth appear longer, gum recontouring is an excellent solution. One of our dentists can use a soft tissue laser to reshape the gumline and render it more aesthetically pleasing. Even if your smile isn’t particularly gummy and you just have uneven gums over a few teeth, we can use this treatment to even out the gum tissue across all of your pearly whites to create a more symmetrical grin. In most cases, this procedure can be completed in just one appointment, leaving you with a new and improved smile without any unnecessary pain, swelling, or bleeding.
To determine whether gum recontouring is right for you, you must first schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Farmington Hills. Before recommending this treatment, we will first examine your gums, teeth, and overall facial structure. However, if any of the following describe you, you might be a good candidate for gum recontouring:
Overall, you can expect the gum recontouring procedure to be relatively quick, safe, painless, and require very little recovery time. Before beginning, we’ll administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Then, we’ll use a small handheld device known as a soft tissue laser. This highly concentrated beam of light can be used to remove excess gum tissue and re-sculpt the gumline to achieve the results you want. Because the laser immediately cauterizes the area, it results in little to no bleeding.
Once we’ve finished, no suturing will be required. You can expect to deal with some minor soreness for the next few days, so it’s important you take the following steps for a speedy recovery: