Dental Tips Blog

Apr
7

Laser Gum Recontouring Gives You Something to Smile About

When we think about going to the dentist or having cosmetic dental treatment, we usually think only in terms of our teeth. Rarely do we consider the actual gum tissues surrounding the tooth or how they affect our smiles. In reality, our gumlines can significantly influence the way our entire smile looks.

If our gum tissues are too bulky or uneven, it leaves our teeth looking shorter than they actually are. Or, teeth may appear to be different sizes. Contouring the gum tissue is an easy way to transform a person’s smile, simply by making the teeth appear fuller and even from side to side.

Gum recontouring used to be something that was fairly uncomfortable, as it was performed using small surgical instruments. Thankfully, patients can now have the procedure completed with a soft tissue laser. Laser gum recontouring is much quicker and much more comfortable!

With laser recontouring, the gums:

  • Experience little to no discomfort
  • Can be treated in just a few minutes
  • Need no recovery time
  • Receive instant results

Laser therapy can be used around healthy teeth, or teeth with restorations such as crowns, veneers, and fillings. The thin laser is slowly applied to the edge of the gumlines, reshaping perfectly, so that the precise amount of tooth is left exposed. Because the tissues are slightly cauterized, there is no need for sutures and there is next to no recovery time.

Take a look in the mirror – is it your teeth that you don’t like, or is it the gum tissue? If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, it’s time you thought about another option. Ask your dentist about laser gum recontouring!

Posted on behalf of:
Juban Dental Care
8564 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 927-8663

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