Eliminate Your Gummy Smile with Gum Reshaping

You may have perfectly healthy teeth, but that doesn’t mean you like your smile. Are you worrying that you show too much of your gums and not enough teeth when you smile? Not to worry, because Shorewood Family Dental Care can help with gum reshaping!

Using our state-of-the-art dental lasers, we are able to reshape your gums in order to make them the perfect length and shape! This procedure has a quick recovery time, minimal risk of infection, and is far less painful than you would think! In fact, most patients only have a bit of sensitivity for a few days, and that’s it!

What Is Gum Recontouring?

Gum recontouring involves the removal of excess gum tissue from your teeth. As part of the recontouring process, we also reshape the remaining gum tissue to ensure an even and natural appearance.

Traditionally, gum recontouring had to be done with a scalpel. Meaning, that there was heavy bleeding, risks of infection due to open gum tissue, stitches, and a long time healing. With the advances afforded by dental lasers, we can perfect your smile with no bleeding and minimal healing time!

The laser we use to recontour your gums vaporizes tissue and instantly seals your remaining healthy gums. This makes the procedure much easier for your dentist. No blood means that we can work easier to get you the perfect gum line!

As an added bonus, there is no need for stitches after recontouring is complete. This means that we get the perfect picture of your new gums as soon as we’re finished! After a short recovery period, you’ll be ready to enjoy your new smile with no restrictions!

Who Is Eligible For Gum Recontouring?

Patients with healthy teeth and gums are the ideal candidates for laser recontouring. When you come in for your initial appointment, you’ll meet with your dentist and get a full exam. That way, we’re sure you’ll get the perfect results. If you’re needing any additional care before your procedure, we’ll discuss a treatment plan with you so that you can work toward your dream smile.

Patients who are recovering from gum disease may also need recontouring once they are free of symptoms. Have you previously suffered from gum disease? If so, we are happy to discuss cosmetic dentistry options for a great gum line with you!

What Is The Procedure Like?

Your gum reshaping in Shorewood, IL will be performed under local anesthesia, so you’ll be fully awake for the procedure. If you are anxious about dental care, we have several sedation options you can choose from to make your treatment easier.

We’ll use the laser to vaporize gum tissue that you and your dentist previously agreed on, leaving you with a perfectly shaped smile! As a follow up to gum reshaping, we can also make adjustments to the size and shape of your teeth using porcelain veneers.

Gum Reshaping at Shorewood Family Dental Care

Gum reshaping with lasers is far simpler than it sounds and can get you a smile you really love in just one visit. We’re proud to offer this advanced procedure, so call us today at (815) 725-5991 to take advantage of this state-of-the-art technology! You can also request an appointment using our online form. We look forward to working with you!