Colorado Advanced Dentistry’s Gum Contouring
If you’re unhappy with your gummy smile, we’re here for you. Colorado Advanced Dentistry in Denver, CO, offers laser gum contouring to eliminate the extra soft tissue and expose more of your beautiful teeth. Gum contouring is a great way to eradicate bacteria-hiding spots and improve your smile. Since 2012, we’ve offered comprehensive dental care and solutions to ensure you’re in optimal oral health. We use state-of-the-art tools and technology to address your dental concerns. Contact us today to see if gum contouring is an option for you.
What Is Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring is a solution for gum recession, prominent gums, and battling periodontal disease. The simple laser procedures painlessly cut away parts of your gums to improve the overall shape. The targeted tissues are the only parts eliminated, so surrounding gums and teeth aren’t affected by the procedure.
What Causes Uneven Gums?
The most common causes of uneven gums include genetics, specific prescription drugs, and health issues. Though it is not typically medically necessary to remove uneven gums, many people do not find them aesthetically pleasing. If your teeth appear too long, gum recession is often the culprit. Gum recession often leads to tooth decay and tooth loss in patients, so it’s critical we find the cause of your gum problems. Gum contouring helps eradicate gum disease and periodontal disease before causing more issues.
Gum Contouring Surgery Expectations
Gum contouring and reshaping surgery are performed with a special laser that targets excess gum tissue. After numbing the area, we’ll remove the soft tissue and reshape your gums for a balanced smile. Once the painless procedure is done, we’ll rinse your teeth and gums. Since we use lasers for gum contouring, your recovery time is faster than traditional gum surgery.
Benefits of Gum Contouring
Gum contouring offers multiple benefits, including:
- Improved gum health by lessening tooth decay
- Improves the balance of your tooth-to-gum ratio
- Lengthen and exposes teeth
- Eliminates excessive tissue that traps bacteria
- Preserves surrounding gums and teeth
- The procedure is less painful with less bleeding
Gum Removal Surgery Recovery
Recovering from gum contouring surgery is a fast process. It’s possible to return to daily activities the next day after gum surgery. Side effects include slight pain and swelling. We recommend eating soft foods, taking over-the-counter pain medication, and brushing gently.
Is Laser Gum Contouring Painful?
Laser gum surgery is not painful. We use a numbing solution before we begin the procedure. The laser eliminates gum tissue without needing cutting or stitching.
Laser Gum Surgery Cost
The cost of laser recontouring varies for each patient. Our cost depends on the amount of needed dental work for the procedure. If laser gum surgery is performed for medical dental reasons, your dental insurance may cover the cost.