An Even and Attractive Gum Line

A gummy smile can occur for a number of reasons, but for most people, it can often be effectively corrected with cosmetic gum contouring. When an excess amount of gum tissue covers one or more of your teeth’s surfaces, the visual effect is one of imbalance and asymmetry. Even if your teeth are perfectly aligned, your entire smile can seem off-balance. With cosmetic gum contouring, we can correct that effect by creating a more symmetrical gum line. In many cases, we can perform the procedure more comfortably and conveniently with the help of our advanced soft-tissue laser technology.

How gum contouring works

A gum contouring procedure begins with thoroughly examining your teeth, gums, and oral health to ensure that all are free of disease. For example, contouring your gums may be affected by the presence of gum disease, which could require more than cosmetic treatment to address. If your gums are healthy, then we can recommend gently reshaping your gum line through custom gum contouring. The procedure involves determining the ideal shape and contour of your gum line, then sculpting it by artistically trimming the excess tissue. In addition to administering dental sedation for increased comfort, we can also make your treatment more comfortable by using a soft-tissue laser instead of a traditional scalpel.

The benefits of laser contouring

Cosmetically improving your gum line offers several benefits for your smile’s appearance and your long-term oral health. However, performing the procedure with a specially calibrated laser provides significantly more advantages, such as:

  • More precise results
  • Gentler, more comfortable treatment
  • Faster, safer healing
  • Reduced risks of gum disease
  • And more

We can fix your gummy smile

A gummy smile can have a significant impact on your confidence, but with laser gum contouring, we improve it comfortably and with highly satisfactory results. To learn more about correcting your gummy smile, schedule a consultation by calling Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669. We proudly serve patients and families who live in South Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and all nearby communities.