People with a gummy smile display a greater proportion of gums versus teeth when they smile. For some people, a gummy smile can be a source of embarrassment.
Depending on the etiology and reason for the disproportion of gums, there are different ways to correct this problem. We are proud to offer the use of laser dentistry to correct gummy smiles here at Premier Dental Esthetics.
How to Correct a Gummy Smile?
Crown lengthening can be a simple procedure that we can complete in a single appointment. A soft-tissue laser is used to trim back the gums. Crown lengthening is done when teeth are short and gums seemed to have grown over the teeth too much.
The benefit of crown lengthening is that you can enjoy a healthier proportion of gum tissue to your tooth.
In some cases, bone surgery is required to lift the gums back. We may be able to use a hard-tissue laser in procedures like this to correct a gummy smile.
Finally, in other situations, the lips need to be brought down to cover more of the gums. We carefully analyze your soft tissues to determine whether or not this is necessary to correct your gummy smile.
A careful detail evaluation of a trained dentist is needed to diagnose the condition before the appropriate treatment is prescribed for a patient. In every case, we consult with the patient to fully explain what options may be best for correcting the gummy smile.
Laser Dentistry for Gummy Smile Correction
Here at Premier Dental Esthetics, we are proud to offer the benefits of laser dentistry to our patients. Lasers generally come in three types: diagnostic, soft-tissue, and hard-tissue. We have all three of these lasers at our practice.
Using these lasers for gummy smile correction offers a number of benefits to our patients, including:
- Minimal discomfort.
- Decreased bleeding.
- Quicker recovery times.
- More precise procedures.
With so many benefits to using lasers, we can offer you a more comfortable and efficient procedure for gummy smile correction. Your crown lengthening and tissue recontouring can be much simpler procedures.
However your gummy smile is shaped, we have a solution for you! Call Premier Dental Esthetics to find out how we can improve your gummy smile.