Laser Contouring for Gummy Smiles

Your gums are important to your oral health as well as to your smile’s appearance, and cosmetic gum contouring is a way for us to help you optimize both. Gum contouring is the gentle process of trimming away excess gum tissues to make your gum line more even and symmetrical. As highly skilled cosmetic dentists, Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron often recommend laser gum contouring for more comfortable, precise, and esthetically pleasing results.

When You Have a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is one in which your gum line is uneven, often due to excess tissues covering larger portions of some teeth than others. This can occur for a wide range of reasons, including genetics, certain medical conditions and medications, abnormalities in jawbone formation, and more. In many cases, it’s a cosmetic issue that can be addressed with minimally invasive gum contouring. However, instead of a traditional scalpel, we often prefer to utilize advanced laser technology to perform gum contouring with a greater level of comfort and with optimal results.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring

Using an advanced soft-tissue laser to reshape your gum line instead of a traditional scalpel offers a variety of benefits for your treatment. For example, the combination of enhanced precision and concentrated heat means that the laser can:

  • Contour your gums with minimal or no bleeding
  • Result in a faster and more comfortable healing process
  • Promote healing as soon as the laser passes over your gums
  • Help reduce the number of oral bacteria at the contouring site
  • Reduce the risks of periodontal disease forming from uneven gums
  • And much more

Ask Us About Laser Gum Contouring

If you have a gummy smile or need to put the finishing touches on your smile makeover, then ask us if you can benefit from laser gum contouring. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call the office of Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.