"Are you affected by uneven or excessive gums?"
Periodontal gum contouring or crown lengthening is performed for both therapeutic and medical purposes by qualified dentists and periodontists..
You may require this specialist procedure as a solution to your gummy smile, or in conjunction with another cosmetic treatment. To find out more, make an appointment with The Dental Boutique.
Laser Gum Contouring; reshaping the gum tissue around your teeth
Laser gum contouring reshapes your gums in a minimally invasive way. Effective and virtually painless – before and after the procedure – soft tissue laser gum contouring provides better results than gum surgery without stress and pain.
The Dental Boutique uses state-of-the-art laser technology to help us achieve the best possible results for each patient. We are completely guided by your needs and goals – as with our approach to all cosmetic dentistry treatment, we complete a full assessment of your specific needs. At this time, we’ll discuss any concerns you have regarding treatment to ensure you’re relaxed and comfortable.
Laser gum contouring treatment is precise. Improving the overall appearance of the gum line, we’ll pay careful attention to the detail of each individual tooth. Unwanted gum tissue is removed, helping you achieve a less gummy, and more beautiful, smile.
Who can benefit from laser gum contouring?
The minimally invasive nature of laser gum contouring makes it a viable option for a wide variety of patients, more so than traditional surgical methodologies. Patients fearful of or ineligible for traditional surgery because of a pre-existing condition or a requirement to take medication such as blood thinners may be eligible for laser gum contouring, offering them a potential treatment for gummy smiles that they would not otherwise have.
What is the recovery period for laser gum contouring like?
Choosing laser gum contouring over surgical techniques ensures that recovery time is minimal. Obviating the need for incisions means that stitches are not required and that most people don’t even need pain relief, removing many of the causes of lengthy or painful recovery post oral surgery.
Aftercare is minor and non-intrusive. During the healing process, your teeth may shift slightly, requiring small adjustments to your bite to retain jaw functionality. You may be required to wear night splints to prevent teeth grinding, which can disrupt the healing process, and your teeth will need to be professionally cleaned regularly by a dentist for at least the first year.