Nothing gives you more confidence than a bright white smile. It can make a huge difference in how you feel about yourself and your mood throughout the day. The converse is also true. Unwanted tooth gaps, spaces, and misalignment of teeth make you self-conscious, which can affect your smile.
Fortunately, laser gum recontouring can improve the appearance of your smile. With dental bonding or veneers, this treatment can be used to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and close gaps between teeth.
What is Laser Gum Recontouring?
Laser gum contouring is a non-invasive treatment that can improve the appearance of your smile. The laser light heats the gum tissue and reshapes it, making your teeth look straighter and more prominent. It is an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces, Invisalign, and clear braces that is less invasive.
Laser gum recontouring is a relatively new procedure that can help you get rid of your over-projected gums by using laser surgery. This is different from laser gum reshaping, which is not as standard but can also be used to shrink your over-projected gums.
There are two kinds of laser gum recontouring: non-ablative and ablative. Non-ablative uses light energy to heat up collagen beneath your gums, while ablative removes a thin layer of tissue from the gum line. The former is used to improve the color of teeth, while the latter is used to reshape the gum line and make it straighter.
Possible causes of a gummy smile
When the gums deteriorate, the teeth can start to be pulled down, causing an overbite, resulting in a smile that looks like you have gum between your teeth. This condition is known as gingival recession and could be due to several things.
A common cause of gingival recession is periodontal disease, or gum disease, where plaque forms on the teeth and beneath the gum tissue. If you cannot remove this plaque regularly, it can irritate and inflame the gum tissue, causing it to recede from around the tooth. Other causes include:
- Medication side effects include hormone replacement therapy
- Trauma due to injury or dental work
- Improper oral hygiene technique
- Alcohol use and tobacco use
Benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring
Laser gum recontouring uses the latest advances in laser technology to create a more permanent result. A smooth surface is created by removing excess gum tissue left behind after teeth removal.
This procedure also eliminates deposits deep within the tooth root, which can cause sensitivity and decay.
Improves your facial outlook
Laser gum Recontouring can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, improve your smile, and prevent the development of cavities. You will be able to see a difference in the shape of your face, especially if you have had a lot of weight loss.
Prevents teeth decay
Another reason to go for laser gum contouring is that it can significantly reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth and the risk of gingivitis and periodontitis. Using a laser, the dentist will remove excess gum tissue and then resculpt your gum line to expose more of your teeth. As a result, you’re less likely to get cavities that can lead to tooth decay.
Removes excess gum tissue
Gum tissue overgrowth can make it difficult to maintain oral hygiene. However, the procedure removes excess gum tissue and improves the appearance of your teeth and gums. The collagen produced by the body during this process helps strengthen the tissues in your mouth, leading to a healthier smile down the road. The teeth’s surface enamel may also be reshaped to alter how your upper and lower teeth interact.
More permanent results
Laser gum recontouring yields longer-lasting results than traditional gum grafting. Plus, it will improve your smile’s appearance and leave you with a new gum shape.
Visit Tarpon Dental for Laser Gum Contouring
A beautiful smile is a powerful thing. Smiles are a sign of happiness and positivity and can boost your confidence in everyday situations. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Seema Amin knows what it takes to create beautiful smiles that can improve your quality of life. Seema has your back, whether you want to remove excess gum or replace missing teeth.
Our dental care services include teeth whitening, replacing missing teeth, and installing porcelain veneers. We also fix damaged teeth, fill cavities, and straighten teeth with minimal discomfort and recovery time.