- Posted on: Oct 26 2018
At Flax Dental in Atlanta, many of our patients with gummy smiles undergo gum contouring to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum contouring evens out the gum lines for those whose gums are uneven, or cover too much of their teeth.
A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our Atlanta cosmetic dental patients who have opted for gum contouring love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of them also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!
Gum contouring is a virtually painless procedure that can be part of a plan to help make your smile look great. It is sometimes referred to as gum lifting, because it raises the gum line.
We use a soft tissue laser to strip away the excess gum tissue. It re-contours and then seals the tissue, leaving you with an ideal shape and fantastic smile.
Gum contouring is often thought of as a cosmetic dentistry procedure. But in some cases, it is done in conjunction with gum disease treatment, such as pocket reduction and regeneration.
At Flax Dental, we perform cosmetic and restorative gum contouring for patients in the Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Brookhaven area. We also provide restorative dentistry and other services. Schedule a consultation with us today.
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