Your teeth aren’t the only things that affect your smile. When your gums are uneven or cover more of your teeth in certain areas, the results can be highly noticeable. Gum contouring is the cosmetic answer to a gummy smile and describes the process of reshaping your gum line to improve its symmetry. Typically a surgical procedure, Dr. Cook can perform many gum contouring procedures using a specially calibrated soft tissue laser. With the help of laser technology, you can enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile with minimal discomfort and faster healing than traditional gum surgery.
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, laser gum contouring can also improve your oral and periodontal health by making it easier to prevent gingivitis. Caused by oral bacteria accumulating along and underneath your gums, gingivitis is an infection that leads to rampant inflammation and gum disease. With a more even gum line, you can more effectively brush and floss away plaque, and your hygienist can more easily remove calcified tartar from along your gum line.
Improve Your Gum Line with Lasers
Gum contouring can significantly improve your smile’s appearance, and with advanced laser technology, Dr. Cook can perform your procedure faster and more comfortably. To schedule an appointment, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.