Do you know anyone with a "gummy "smile? They tend to cover their mouth when they laugh or smile. A beautiful smile not only makes you look good, but it also improves your self-esteem.
Most of the time people associate gum reshaping with vanity seeing as it is cosmetic surgery, but it does more to one's self-esteem than others may think.
More about Gum Contouring
This procedure corrects the appearance of the gum when it appears to cover too much teeth or is uneven.
The person then appears to have smaller teeth that they actually do. While the condition is not medical, it may make the person feel less confident whenever they open their mouth. So, it is more cosmetic than it is preventative or curative.
Highly qualified dentists perform this procedure, and they will use local anesthesia to numb the gum and then proceed to push it to the required limits. The dentists will use a laser to re-contour the gums and create the perfect shape. They may also use the same laser to seal hollows that could lead to bacterial infection.
Benefits Of The Procedure
The most obvious is the brand new smile that will be good for your mental health. A smile is an underrated human feature, and those who smile often are less stressed and happier than those who don't.
In some cases, the procedure is not just cosmetic as it could be necessary to seal dental pockets that act as nests for bacteria. If the gum has receded too much, then the surgery may be a necessity.
Whether cosmetic or as a preventive measure, gum reshaping should only be done by a highly qualified professional. We specialize in this area and are perfectly equipped to advise you on the way to go about gum reshaping.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (972) 930-5154 today.