Your gums have a major impact on the appearance of your smile. Excess or uneven gum tissue can lead to self-consciousness.
Thanks to modern laser gum contouring techniques, Dr. James Slaman can reshape gum tissue and enhance dental aesthetics.
Learn how this effective cosmetic dentistry procedure can transform your smile at our Albuquerque, NM, practice.
What Is Gum Contouring? The Basics of Treatment
Reshaping the Gums
Gum contouring safely reshapes your gums to produce a healthy and beautiful frame for your teeth. Once performed with a scalpel, advanced technology allows us to complete the sculpting process with a soft tissue dental laser.
Good Candidates for Gum Contouring
Good Dental HealthHealthy teeth and gums are necessary to undergo any cosmetic treatment. During a consultation, Dr. Slaman will ensure that you do not have active tooth decay or gum disease.
Gummy SmilesIf you have a gummy smile, undergoing this dental procedure can effectively lengthen each affected tooth. Gum contouring reduces gum prominence for a more natural-looking appearance.
Asymmetrical Gum LineAn asymmetrical gum line can make your teeth appear uneven and poorly shaped. Gum contouring will sculpt your gums, making your smile appear more uniform and balanced in the process.
Crown LengtheningIn some cases, additional tooth structure must be uncovered to prep for a restoration, such as a dental crown. Gum therapy is useful in removing small amounts of soft tissue for a proper fit.
Laser Gum Contouring Produces Dramatic Results
Improving Patient Experience during Treatment
Laser dentistry with Waterlase allows for very precise removal of excess gum tissue. With no scalpel needed, the contouring procedure is safer and faster, and recovery is easier.
Some patients may feel stressed during dental visits. That's why we offer oral conscious sedation. This sedation method helps patients feel completely relaxed during procedures.
To make cosmetic gum reshaping affordable, we're proud to accept CareCredit® financing and offer in-office payment plans. These options will help you get the smile you deserve.
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