Improve the Beauty of Your Smile With Soft Tissue Recontouring
Have you ever heard the term “gummy smile”? This refers to people who have a lot of their top gum showing when they smile. Excess gum tissue can cause embarrassment and a loss of self-confidence. In some cases, the excess gum can make it difficult to treat tooth damage.
Whether for aesthetic or functional reasons, there are ways to treat “gummy smile” and remove excess gum tissue, revealing more of your beautiful teeth.
What is Soft Tissue Recontouring?
You’ll want to learn more about this procedure if you want to know how to get rid of a gummy smile. Focusing on reshaping the tissue of the gums where the teeth rest, soft tissue recontouring helps produce a more natural and aesthetically pleasing smile. It can be full mouth reconstruction, depending on the amount of work needed.
Soft tissue recontouring can help with uneven gum lines or fix a gummy smile. Not only will this treatment help balance out the gum line and give you the smile you’ve always wanted, but it will also create symmetry in your mouth between the gums and the teeth.
While this procedure is often done for an aesthetic reason and can involve removing excess gum tissue in the mouth, it can also be functional in the case of damaged or decaying teeth crowns, allowing for dental implants.
How Does it Work?
Soft tissue recontouring uses a specialized laser to remove the excess gum tissue from your mouth. The laser allows the treatment provider to reshape your smile by reducing the amount of gum tissue surrounding your teeth.
Soft tissue lasers are a modern technology that allows dentists and doctors to precisely remove excess tissue while reducing recovery times and potential side effects.
Who is Eligible?
Anybody can receive this treatment. It’s just important that a certified dentist or periodontist (gum specialist) perform the gum contouring procedure. Ask your specialist about their experience and knowledge about the process.
Below, you’ll learn more about the different types of soft tissue recontouring.
Types of Soft Tissue Recontouring
The original type of soft tissue recontouring involved a scalpel and surgery. Nowadays, lasers can be used in place of scalpels. Soft tissue contouring with a laser results in less bleeding, a lower chance of infection, and shorter recovery times. This procedure also results in a more manageable recovery with much less pain, swelling, and irritation.
The practitioners at Dentistry at Consilium are experienced and knowledgeable, and have performed many soft tissue recontouring treatments to help people achieve their best smile yet. We use LANAP laser gum surgery to give the best results with the shortest amount of discomfort and downtime.
With this treatment type, there is a shorter recovery time (averages 24 hours!) and less trauma to healthy gum tissue, and it even encourages the regeneration of new tissue. The laser light used by LANAP also helps clear bacteria and infections from the teeth, not only helping with reshaping the gum line but also ensuring the treatment site remains free of infection.
Book your soft tissue recontouring appointment with Dentistry at Consilium. Call us at (416)296-1080 or book your appointment online. We’ll help you achieve the smile of your dreams.