Laser Gum Contouring Explained
If you’re concerned about your smile, there are treatments that can help. The Dental Boutique offers laser gum contouring to help reshape your smile into its most beautiful form, helping you get the look you’ve always wanted.
To help you make an informed decision about your healthcare, we’ve prepared this short article as an introduction to laser gum contouring, helping you better understand the procedure, how it works, how it impacts you and what it can assist with. Read on and learn how laser gum contouring could assist with a gummy or uneven smile.
What is gum contouring and what can it address?
A gum contour – also referred to as a gum lift or gingivectomy – is a minimally-invasive procedure that reshapes the tissue and bone of the gumline to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Gum contouring can be used to alter the appearance of smiles affected by a larger gum to tooth ratio, an irregular gumline, a crooked smile or natural variation in tooth size. The result is a smoother, flatter gum line with a more proportional smile, ensuring that when you smile the focus is on your beautiful teeth.
How does laser gum contouring work?
While gum contouring was traditionally performed using conventional surgical tools and techniques such as scalpels, recent advances have changed the procedure. Currently, many dentists prefer to utilise advanced dental lasers to achieve the results of a surgical gingivectomy with potentially reduced healing times and risk of infection. Using a high-powered focused beam of light, a dentist progressively removes layers of tissue around the teeth, reshaping the gum line through ablation rather than excision.
This process further minimises the need for aftercare, reducing the need for sutures and gauze that were required with the amount of bleeding caused by conventional surgery. The result is faster achievement of the client’s desired outcome with minimised pain and a faster recovery.
Due to the nature of the procedure, several visits may be needed to achieve the desired results, with small adjustments made after the initial appointment to ensure the best possible result. Your dentist will be able to advise you of how many treatments are required and the nature of any aftercare you need to be aware of at your initial consultation.
Speak to an experienced private cosmetic dentist
The Dental Boutique takes a comprehensive approach to our clients, leveraging a talented team of experienced practicing dentists to deliver optimal outcomes for each patient. We pride ourselves on doing the right thing by our clients, considering their needs and circumstances and working proactively towards their goals. With a commitment to excellence in dentistry, we strive to deliver the highest possible standards of care, better supporting the oral health and aesthetics of our clients.
Choose professionalism, choose experience, choose a real partner in your health. Get in touch with The Dental Boutique today on 0755912262 to make an appointment to learn more about laser gum contouring and our range of cosmetic dentistry procedures.