When teeth appear tooth short, or your gum line is uneven, it can be hard to feel happy with your smile. Gum contouring uses gentle laser therapy to adjust your gum line, leaving it straight and even and making your teeth look longer.
A Solution for Gummy or Uneven Smiles
For patients who are dissatisfied with their smile due to a “gummy” appearance, gum contouring is an excellent solution. The procedure can be performed as needed on a single tooth or multiple teeth, evening out the gum line and making short, “gummy” teeth look longer.
How Does Gum Contouring Work?
Gum contouring is completed with a gentle laser that removes excess gum tissue and provides an even, neat appearance to the teeth and gums. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and the gums will be fully healed in just a week or two with minimal discomfort.
How Long Does Gum Contouring Last?
In most cases, gum contouring will not need to be repeated for cosmetic purposes. If the dentist finds signs of gum disease in the gum tissue, periodontal laser therapy may be advised again at a later date to remove diseased tissue and restore health and a beautiful smile.
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