Get a Perfectly Proportioned Smile
Sometimes, the reason a smile might not look its best has nothing to do with the teeth themselves, but rather the gums. The perfect smile shows just the right proportion of teeth, lips, and gums, and too much of any element can make a smile look less than appealing. If your smile looks “gummy,” causing your teeth to appear short and stubby, then Dr. Scott Quandt can help with a simple procedure called gum recontouring.
What is Gum Recontouring?
Gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure that can be used in two distinct ways:
- To reshape the gum line in order to make the smile look more attractive.
- To expose enough natural tooth structure so a porcelain veneer or dental crown can be securely applied to a tooth.
In either case, both uses revolve around changing how the gums look in relation to the teeth.
How Does Gum Recontouring Work?
This procedure is nice and easy thanks to Dr. Quandt’s soft tissue laser. With it, he can painlessly remove excess gum tissue and shape it along your teeth to give you that ideal, balanced looked. Thanks to the precision of the laser, only the tissue that needs to be removed will be affected, leaving the rest of your gums unaffected. This will make the procedure practically painless, and it will help shorten your already short recovery time significantly. It only takes one appointment to complete, and you’ll be able to see the results almost instantly.
If you have any questions about this treatment, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment to see if it is right for you, please contact us today.