Am I a candidate for gum recontouring
- Posted on: Jan 15 2020
While cosmetic dentistry often focuses on the appearance of the teeth, there are aspects of dentistry that also want to ensure the gums are contributing to a beautiful cosmetic look as well. When the gums are uneven of detract from the appearance of the smile, they may need to be improved with a cosmetic dentistry treatment known as gum recontouring. Gum recontouring can improve the appearance of the gums and do so with today’s amazing technology. Dr. Lindsey Marshall is pleased to offer laser gum contouring procedures to enhance the overall smile!
What can gum contouring solve?
Many patients will ask Dr. Lindsey Marshall about the problems this treatment can address. Gum contour will focus on the edge of the gumline where it meets the natural tooth enamel. By reshaping this gum line, the smile can look more naturally balanced. When the gums are located too low, too high, or are uneven, it can alter the entire appearance and harmony of the smile. With gum contouring procedures, patients can achieve a more attractive look. Common concerns improved with laser gum recontouring include:
- Patients with a “gummy” smile
- Patients with uneven gum alignment
- Patients placing other dental restorations at the same time
What about gum recession?
Patients who have been diagnosed with conditions such as severe periodontitis may also deal with problems such as gum recession. Laser gum recontouring cannot add gum tissue, though tissue grafting can be used to restore the gums if needed.
Why choose laser gum recontouring?
Lasers are used in many areas of medicine and continue to provide doctors with an advanced solution for a wide range of dental concerns. Lasers provide better accuracy, less bleeding, and faster recovery. Patients will find that this treatment is comfortable and effective.
Schedule your visit today with Dr. Lindsey Marshall
Ardmore, PA area patients who are faced with imperfections of the smile that may lead them to consider gum recontouring solutions are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Dr. Lindsey Marshall to determine if this procedure is right for their needs. Call (610) 649-0696 today to request your initial evaluation and learn more about this and other cosmetic procedures available.
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