Besides your teeth, your gums are equally important for a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to their health, their positioning on your teeth is also vital. If the tissue sits too high on your teeth, it can make them appear shorter than average, giving you a “gummy smile.” On the other hand, if the tissue sits too low, it can lead to tooth sensitivity from exposed roots and make your teeth appear too large. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cea can improve the tissue’s positioning on your teeth with gum contouring. He uses the latest advancements in dentistry to enhance the results you achieve while also making the procedure less invasive. You can discover the difference with a soft tissue laser at Springs Dental Care PC.
Gum contouring, also called gum lifting, is a cosmetic procedure that improves your natural gum line to create a balanced smile. In the past, it was performed using a scalpel and sutures, which made it quite painful. Dr. Cea uses a soft tissue laser for precise results. This also minimizes pain, bleeding, and risk of infection for a quick and comfortable recovery.
After an initial consultation, you are scheduled for your gum contouring procedure. A local or topical anesthetic is applied to the tissue before the highly concentrated beam of light energy targets the gum line to sculpt it. The duration of the procedures varies depending on the complexity of your case.
When compared to the traditional method of gum contouring, the use of a laser provides several advantages, including:
A soft tissue laser promotes a quick, comfortable recovery process. It is normal for your gum tissue to be slightly sore or swollen for a few days while you heal. It is best to avoid eating or drinking anything that may cause irritation to your gums, such as spicy foods. Also, be careful when brushing and flossing your teeth to avoid damaging the healing gums.
Laser gum contouring offers far less risks than that of a scalpel. The laser precisely cuts your tissue while instantly decreasing the risk of bleeding or infection. Overall, it is a simple and effective procedure to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Not everyone has a perfect smile. If disease, genetics, or trauma have left you with a less than attractive gum line, you do not need to live with the results. You can invest in your confidence using a simple, effective cosmetic procedure.
Contact our office today to see if laser gum contouring is right for you. We look forward to bringing new life to your smile.