Do you have a gummy smile or oddly shaped gums? Genetics, gum injuries, disease and other factors can impact your gum tissue and affect your smile. If you are self-conscious of the appearance of your smile due to your gum shape or length of your teeth, there are cosmetic dental treatments available to reshape and recontour your gum tissue. Restore Dental offers minimally-invasive crown lengthening laser treatments to contour the gums at our dental center in Highlands Ranch.
What Is Aesthetic Laser Crown Lengthening?
Some people have excess gum tissue that shows when they smile, especially on their upper jaw. This can be a distracting feature and impact the overall appearance of the mouth and teeth when smiling, talking or laughing. Cosmetic crown lengthening involves removing gum tissue to reveal more of the teeth surface, lengthening their appearance and dissipating a gummy smile.
Crown lengthening, or gum contouring, can be performed through oral surgery with incisions and sutures, but this is an invasive procedure with a long recovery. At Restore Dental in Highlands Ranch, we offer laser crown lengthening, or gum reshaping, to remove excess gum tissue or contour the gums. Laser treatments are safe and effective to precisely remove gum tissue without incisions. This procedure sterilizes the tissue with cauterization as it contours the gums, reducing bleeding and risk of infection for quicker healing. Laser treatments are much less invasive than gum surgery, with less pain and a faster recovery.
If you hide your smile due to the appearance of larger or unattractive gums, there are cosmetic solutions to improve your smile’s appearance. Laser crown lengthening can drastically change the appearance of your gums and teeth in one treatment. To learn more about aesthetic laser gum contouring, contact us at Restore Dental. We can schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist at our clinic in Highlands Ranch, CO, to discuss whether or not laser crown lengthening is right for you.