What is Gum Recontouring or Gum Cosmetic Surgery?
The primary goal of your gums is to protect the teeth from bacterial build up and keep teeth stable and in alignment. Sometimes too much gum tissue can cause the gum to overlap the teeth resulting in a ‘gummy smile’.
Dental surgeons are able to improve the appearance of the smile using laser gum recontouring surgery. This procedure is successfully performed with laser at Dr. Elyassian’s office.
Procedure for Gum Recontouring
The aim of gum recontouring is to reshape the gum, remove any excess gum tissue that is overlapping teeth and create an aesthetically attractive smile. Using a laser, your dentist will remove the excess gum tissue and reshape the remaining gum. Occasionally dentists need to reshape the bone at the same time to prevent the gum regrouping and covering the teeth. Patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile further may choose to have dental crowns or dental veneers fitted to teeth during the same appointment. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Elyassian and learn about costs and treatment options by calling 714-370-3746.