Patients with uneven gum line or a "gummy smile" can transform their smile with a gum contouring treatment at Advanced Dental Care’s Valdosta, GA, practice. Also known as gum reshaping, this cosmetic dental treatment removes excess tissue and shapes the gums to help your teeth look healthy and beautiful. By using an advanced Waterlase® dental laser, our patients can expect a comfortable, effective treatment and a fast recovery. Contact us today to find out how gum contouring with Drs. Ashley Moorman, Barclay Woodward, or Bill Morman can create an attractive frame for your smile.
Transforming Your Entire Smile
Your gum reshaping procedure will begin with a consultation with your dentist. At that time, we will help you decide if a gum contouring procedure can help you meet your goals. If you wish to proceed with gum reshaping, our doctors will use a Waterlase® laser to remove excess gum tissue to reveal more tooth enamel. In most cases, there is no need for anesthesia using this advanced dentistry tool. The remaining tissue will be expertly sculpted to create a straighter, more proportioned gum line. Once this procedure is complete, patients will rest for the remainder of the day in the comfort of their own home. Most patients can expect to fully recover in less than a week.
The Waterlase® Difference
Waterlase® is an advanced diode laser from Biolase® that can safely and effectively refine soft oral tissues. Compared to traditional gum contouring performed with scalpels, the Waterlase® laser allows for increased surgical precision and minimized disturbance to the gum tissue. In this way, patients can enjoy the fewest discomforts and shortest healing times possible.
Is Gum Contouring Right for You?
Patients often focus on the appearance of their teeth, and may not notice how the gums impact the look of their entire smile. When determining if a gum contouring therapy can enhance your smile, ask yourself:
- Do my teeth look a little too short or small?
- When I smile, do my gums show too much?
- Is my gum line jagged or uneven?
- Could I describe my smile as “gummy”?
If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, a gum reshaping treatment may be right for you. This treatment can be performed on most patients who are in good oral health and have excess gum tissue. Patients receiving dental crowns or porcelain veneers can also benefit from gum contouring, which can provide an outstanding aesthetic complement.
The Advantages of Gum Contouring
Gum contouring patients often say they love how their straight, symmetrical gum line frames their teeth. They also love the improved ratio between their teeth and gums. Gum contouring can also be a great way to highlight the enhancements of other dental treatments. For example, when combined with teeth whitening, gum reshaping can really make your brighter teeth stand out.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
A stunning smile with an even gum line can be yours in one quick, convenient gum contouring treatment. Schedule your consultation today to learn how this procedure can rejuvenate your smile.