Gum Recontouring

Gum Recontouring: Why you Need it and What you can Expect

Gum Recountoring PicGum recontouring, also called gum reshaping, is a cosmetic dental procedure used to improve your smile by evening out an uneven gum line. If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth, and you are not comfortable with your smile because of this, then you might be a potential candidate for gum contouring surgery.

Is Gum Recontouring Necessary?

Many patients choose to have their gums reshaped just to improve the appearance of their smile. However, there are some cases in which gum contouring surgery becomes a necessary part of an overall treatment plan. Crown lengthening, regenerative procedures and pocket reduction are dental procedures that require gum recontouring as part of the process.

Gum recontouring can involve adding gum tissue when recession has occurred or trimming overgrown tissue that covers the tooth crown is not considered cosmetic. The main reason for gum contouring is to bring better symmetry in the architecture of the gum line.

Laser Gum Recontouring Procedure

In the past, gum prominence was carried out with the use of a scalpel. Now with the modern evolution of laser dentistry, most of the dental procedures have become much simpler and less invasive for patients and dentists.

A diode laser is used for gum contouring through which your gums are sculptured for the perfection of your smile in a simple, fast and perfectly painless procedure.

To begin with the laser gum recontouring process, a local anesthesia is given to numb the patient’s mouth to eliminate discomfort. After that your dentist will sculpt the gum line and cut away excess gum tissue with a diode laser so that it looks even and symmetrical.

Diode lasers also cauterize as they cut, meaning less chances of bleeding and infection. The entire procedure is completed in just one brief visit at the dentist’s office.

If you think that your gums are affecting the appearance of your smile then visit Lighthouse Dental Care at 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT. You can also call us at (203) 349-6270 and schedule a consultation. Our patient-centered practices focus on achieving the most beautiful and healthiest smiles for all our patients.

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Our Location

Lighthouse Dental Care

88 Ryders Lane
Stratford, CT 06614

Phone: (203) 538-6562
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