Though your teeth may be the stars of the show in your smile, your gum plays a vital role in your beautiful appearance. When you have uneven gum, your smile may appear crooked. Also, when you have a “gummy smile,” your gums seem too prominent, throwing your smile out of proportion.
If your gums make you feel self-conscious about your smile, the solution is much easier than you think. Albrecht Dentistry in West Bend, Wisconsin, offers laser gum contouring to reshape gum lines for a symmetrical smile.
When you visit Dr. James (Jim) Albrecht for gum contouring, the journey starts with a complete oral exam, after which we discuss the results you are looking for. If you are a candidate for gum contouring, a soft tissue laser can remove the excess gum tissue to achieve the desired shape – often without the need for anesthetic!
Unlike traditional surgical methods, laser gum contouring is minimally invasive. Since no scalpels are involved, there is minimal bleeding and pain. Recovery is swift, with most patients fully recovering within 5-10 days.
By minimizing the amount of gum and exposing more of the tooth, gum contouring instantly adds balance to your smile. In some cases, even a minor reduction in gingival tissue can significantly transform your smile.
Laser gum contouring generates incredible smiles while yielding several benefits, including: