Excessive gum tissue, especially in the smile zone, can make teeth look shorter and less attractive. Patients who suffer from an uneven or over pronounced gum line may think that they have to live with this problem. However, there is an easy and painless way of correcting a gummy smile.
A gummy smile can be painlessly and easily corrected with a soft tissue laser. With laser gum reshaping teeth can be made to look longer once again and the smile can be improved quickly and dramatically.
Below you can see an Image of our Kavo Soft Tissue Laser that we use for gum contouring:
To correct a gummy smile, we carry out soft tissue laser sculpting of the gum tissues. Also, where necessary, the underlying bone can be removed to create a healthier and more attractive looking gum contour. If underlying bone tissue is removed, the procedure is called osseous crown lengthening.
As a result of laser sculpting, gummy smile sufferers see more of their teeth when they smile and less of their gums will be visible. We can also further improve the appearance of teeth by using composite bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns.
Our dentists have the skill and experience in performing soft tissue laser sculpting and crown lengthening. We are one of a few practices in the UK to have a state of the art Kavo Diode Soft Tissue Laser. In addition to this, our Periodontist (Gum Specialist) is on the General Dental Council’s specialist list for Periodontology.
If you are interested in laser gum reshaping, call us for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. During the consultation, you will be fully assessed so we can plan the correct course of treatment for you.