If you feel self-conscious about your smile because it seems too “gummy,” gum reshaping can help. Using the Biolase laser, cosmetic dentist Dr. Marianna Farber can recontour the gums and remove excess tissue for a more balanced appearance between the teeth and gums. The Biolase laser allows patients to achieve a renewed smile through a virtually painless procedure that heals quickly for a fast recovery.
Benefits of Gum Recontouring
At Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry, we use the Biolase laser for gum recontouring. This technique is designed to be safe and gentle, allowing us to precisely remove excess gum tissue and bring out more of the teeth and less of the gums. Some of the key benefits of laser gum lifting are:
- Reduced swelling and bleeding
- Faster recovery
- Reduced risk of infection
- Reduction in the appearance of a “gummy” smile
The Gum Lifting Procedure
The process of reshaping the gumline is often fairly quick and virtually painless. First, a local anesthetic will be applied to the area being treated. Next, an advanced soft tissue laser, the Biolase laser, is used to accurately and gently remove any excess tissue along the gumline, effectively revealing more of the surface of the teeth. Patients generally experience little to no discomfort during the procedure, and there is usually no recovery time necessary. Because we use the Biolase laser, the procedure is sterile and heals quickly.
If you think you can benefit from gum reshaping, or if you have any questions, please contact us today. We will be happy to provide you with any information you need, or help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Marianna Farber.