gum-contouringGum Contouring in Southlake

When it comes to your smile, dental care is essential to maintaining a healthy appearance. But even healthy smiles can sometimes use a little extra help to look as radiant and healthy as they are. If your teeth look short, stumpy, or uneven, gum contouring may be the solution for you. Using a soft tissue diode laser, Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron can reveal the beautiful smile that is hiding behind your uneven gums.

What Causes Uneven Gums?

Abnormal gums may cover too much or too little of your teeth, affecting the appearance and symmetry of your smile. When gums are too low, they make your teeth appear much shorter than they actually are. An uneven gum line can even make perfectly straight teeth appear crooked or uneven. An excess of gum tissue can be due to a variety of causes, including genetics, certain prescription drug use, or other health conditions. As a result, you have a smile that feels like it’s all gums and no teeth. Alternatively, gums that have receded can cause your teeth to look larger than they should. This is often caused by periodontal disease which can be treated by Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron. Either condition can cause embarrassment and a lack of confidence in your smile.

What are the Benefits of Gum Contouring?

There are a number of cosmetic and health benefits to gum contouring. As an AACD-accredited cosmetic dentist, Dr. Wright can reshape your gums so that more of your teeth are exposed to reveal your beautiful smile. Through the use of a diode laser, contemporary gum contouring procedures are less invasive than traditional gum surgeries.

This same diode laser can be used to treat periodontal disease, which is a common cause of receding gum lines. If you experience tooth sensitivity because your gums have pulled back from your teeth, Dr. Wright may recommend this treatment to give your smile the care it needs. The laser creates a positive reaction in the gum tissue, stimulating the regrowth of healthy gingival tissues while eradicating the source of infection and inflammation.

Regardless of which type of laser gum treatment you need, gum tissue treated with a diode laser tends to heal faster than when a scalpel and sutures are used. In addition, soft tissue laser therapy results in little to no bleeding. Faster healing and a higher level of comfort make the diode laser a preferred method of gum contouring.

Properly contoured gums boost your self-confidence. When your gums are contoured to reveal your smile, you no long feel the need to think before flashing your grin. You can smile to your heart’s content, confident that others will see your beautiful teeth as they should be seen.

How Does Gum Contouring Work?

After a local anesthetic is applied, Dr. Wright will use the diode laser to carefully sculpt a new gum line for your smile right in the dentist chair. By using a laser, recovery time is significantly shortened and the risk of infection is reduced in contrast to traditional surgical contouring methods. As part of your smile makeover, gum contouring can reveal a stunning smile that’s just waiting for its chance to shine. To find out if you can benefit from laser gum contouring, call Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron at (817) 481-7999. Located in Southlake, TX, we’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.