Handle a Gummy Smile!
Great teeth aren’t everything, when it comes to an amazing smile. It is entirely possible to have nothing wrong with your teeth, but still not have the smile that you really want. This can be the result of quite a few issues to do with your gum line.
One of those issues could be that you have a “gummy” smile. This happens when the gums are covering up too much of your teeth, making your teeth appear smaller.
It is also possible that your gums have overgrown certain sections of your mouth, making your smile look uneven or lopsided.
Here at our Columbus office, we can correct all of these issues using state-of-the-art laser technology and a procedure called gum contouring.
How Does Gum Contouring Work?
Gum contouring is a safe and effective procedure used to improve your smile by evening out your gums or reducing the amount of gum that covers your teeth. The results can be amazing and really improve your smile.
Modern laser dentistry makes gum contouring a relatively easy procedure. Yes, you read that right. Laser dentistry may sound like something out of a science fiction narrative, but the truth is that lasers are a safe, tested, and a very effective tool that we can use in our dental office right now.
To contour gum tissue, a laser light is used to lift the gum line to expose more of the tooth surface. Gum contouring is usually only done to the front teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Lasers
Laser technology comes with a number of benefits over other forms of contouring. One of the reasons that they can safely trim gum tissue is that a laser seals the gums, minimizing bleeding and speeding up recovery time.
Lasers are also highly accurate. They are able to be used with pinpoint precision, which means that only the portions we want to remove are affected by the procedure. Nearby gum tissue is completely unharmed, which also dramatically improves recovery.
Talk To Us Today About Laser Dentistry and Your Gum Contouring Options
Is gum contouring right for you? Call 614-267-5413 or click here to request an appointment online. Our gum contouring patients come from Beechwold, Clintonville, Columbus, Worthington, Upper Arlington, and neighboring Columbus communities.