Gums are a part of the soft-tissue lining of the mouth that surrounds the teeth. They act as a seal that holds the teeth together. The gums are tightly bound to the underlying bones. Gums help resist the friction of passing food.

Gums are divided into the following categories:

  • Marginal gum: On the edge of the gums surrounding the teeth
  • Attached gum: Connected to the marginal gum and tightly binds the underlying bone
  • Interdental gum: Lies between the teeth

Some people are born with properly aligned healthy teeth but are unhappy with their smile. Their gums are either too low, too high, or extremely prominent. Gum contouring can help them bring back their smile.

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting. It is a cosmetic dental procedure used to even out uneven gum lines caused by genetics, certain medical conditions, or certain prescription drugs.

Gum-contouring surgery is a part of periodontal procedures such as pocket reduction and crown lengthening. Though gum contouring is not medically necessary, people have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile.

What Is Laser Gum Contouring?

Laser gum contouring is when a person wants to alter the shape of the gumline using lasers in order to improve their smile. In most cases, their gumline covers most of the teeth, taking away from a smile’s impact.

While traditional methods use scalpels and other surgical instruments, in laser gum surgery, lasers are used to make precise cuts to the gumline.

It has several advantages, such as the following:

  • The downtime of this procedure is shorter.
  • The pain associated with the procedure is reduced compared to traditional methods.

Laser Gum Contouring for Gum Reduction

A good smile can reflect a person’s mood. A smile is not just about beautiful teeth – it is also about proportional gumlines. Excess gum tissue can make the gums look thicker, uneven, and conceal the teeth more than necessary. This makes a person feel self-conscious about their smile.

Laser dental surgery has made it easy to eliminate excess gum tissue and reshape the gumline. This helps achieve smooth and even contours along the teeth that complement the smile.

Laser gum contouring is a non-invasive procedure. Local anaesthesia is used during the procedure to avoid any discomfort caused by the laser. A device is used to deliver high-focus laser energy to reduce and recontour the gumline. The procedure is quite fast, and the downtime is minimal due to the quick healing properties of the gum tissue.

This procedure balances the gum-to-tooth ratio to make it more aesthetically appealing. Reducing the gumline reveals more of the tooth body and elongates the tooth’s appearance. It also reduces redness in the gum tissue, which makes the gums look inflamed. Laser gum reduction not only contours the gumline but can also bestow a confident smile.

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If you’re ready to get that beautiful smile you’ve been wanting, contact our office today and schedule your consultation. Cupertino Facial Esthetics, an office that has helped numerous satisfied patients, will be available to answer any questions you may have about gum contouring.

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