Our dentists at Allure Dental can actually change the shape of your gum-line to enhance the look of your smile with our gentle, pain-free dental laser. In one visit, we can address concerns such as excessive or uneven gum lines. The best part about laser soft tissue recontouring in Lafayette, IN, is that you’ll experience no after-pain, bleeding, or stitches because the laser immediately seals tissues, helping you heal faster and more comfortably. Contact Dr. Murray and Dr. Mazur if you want to learn more about this procedure.
Cosmetic gum surgery, which can also be known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, is a simple treatment we may recommend if your appearance is affected by what is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may recommend cosmetic gum surgery. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. Cosmetic gum surgery usually requires just one visit to our office.
If you have a gummy smile, or if your gum line appears uneven or asymmetrical, cosmetic gum surgery may be a good choice for improving your appearance. Our dentist will help you determine whether cosmetic gum surgery is right for your smile. Call us today to learn more and to schedule your individual consultation!