Laser Dentistry

Aesthetic gum recontouring

One of the most common cosmetic complaints is a gummy smile. It may seem as if the teeth are too short, but this is usually caused by excess gum tissue. When too much tissue covers part of the teeth, the esthetic balance of the smile is upset. This can be corrected with a minimally invasive laser surgery, which not only removes the excess tissue but also sculpts the gum line to create a symmetrical and attractive shape. In many cases, the hard bone or tooth tissue needs to be sculpted as well. Thanks to laser technology, this can be done without the use of scalpels. Crown lengthening or gum recontouring may also be used in conjunction with restorations or implant therapies.