Gum Reconstruction Procedures to Restore Your Gum Line
Do you have a ‘gummy smile’? If you have a lot of gum tissue showing when you smile or you just don’t like the appearance of your smile, laser gum contouring can help. Laser gum contouring creates a harmonious and balanced gum line and is a dramatic almost immediate way to improve your smile. The laser removes excess tissue and seals the gums in one step omitting the need for uncomfortable cutting and suturing.
We have helped many patients achieve a beautiful smile with a gum grafting or gum contouring procedure. You can feel more self-confident when you smile and enjoy some functional benefits of having just the right amount of gum tissue around your teeth.
Benefits of Gummy Smile Treatment
Many people that have excess gum tissue showing around their teeth are very self-conscious about their smile and may even try to hide their smile to avoid embarrassment. If this sounds like you, you might benefit from a smile makeover with a gum contouring procedure.
Some of the benefits of a gummy smile treatment:
- Corrects uneven gum line
- Eliminates excessive gum tissue causing a gummy smile
- Relatively painless procedure performed in-office
- Improves smile and overall appearance
- Increases self-confidence
- Fast recovery and healing time
How is a Gummy Smile Procedure Performed?
We can reshape the gums using a soft tissue grafting technique. Your dentist can remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gums to ensure you have enough gum tissue showing around the tooth. The goal is to increase the amount of tooth structure showing to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The treatment plan may also include:
- Same-day laser treatments
- Surgical lip repositioning
- Orthodontics to move the teeth
- Surgical sculpting of the gums
- Maxillofacial surgery
If you have a significant amount of gum recession in certain areas, you may need a soft tissue graft that restores the gum line. Soft tissue grafts can be performed by transplanting gum tissue from the palate or from a donor source.