Have you often been told that you have a gummy smile? Maybe uneven gum tissue has caused your teeth to look disproportionate? No matter the issues that are affecting the appearance of your smile, you can get the results you want with a gum lift from your cosmetic dentist in Lansing. Now, you can remove excess tissue to reveal more of the tooth’s structure or recontour your gum line using a safe and minimally invasive procedure.
Causes of Uneven or Excess Gum Tissue
In addition to the appearance of your teeth, the look of your gum tissue plays an important role in the beauty of your smile. Unfortunately, not everyone has a perfect gum line. While genetics can often cause this issue, there are various other factors that can influence it as well, such as an uneven bite. If your bite does not close properly, it can lead to wearing of the teeth and the gum tissue. Over time, this can lead to gum recession.
Gum recession can also be the result of poor dental hygiene habits, such as overbrushing. Often it can be the result of periodontal disease, which can cause your gum line to shrink back, making your teeth look disproportionate. In some cases, you may even have excess gum tissue, known as a gummy smile, which is often due to genetics.
Reveal More of Your Smile
In the past, gum contouring involved a rather invasive procedure. Scalpels and sutures were needed to reshape the gum line. Although it produced effective results, it was painful and required an uncomfortable recovery. To resolve these disadvantages while providing a higher level of results, a soft-tissue laser can be used.
A soft-tissue laser involves a highly concentrated beam of light to remove or redefine the gum tissue. This allows a greater level of precision and accuracy to reduce the risk for error or damage to the surrounding tissues. In addition, it sterilizes and cauterizes while it cuts, reducing your risk for infection and bleeding. This helps to promote a pain-free recovery process.
While the use of the laser often produces little discomfort, anesthesia or sedation will likely be recommended to ensure your comfort. In as little as one appointment, you can have the smile you have always wanted with a redefined gum line.
Get an Attractive Smile Today
If you are tired of feeling insecure about your gum line, it is time to benefit from the best technology available. With a soft-tissue laser, you will have a beautiful new smile to show off your pearly whites.
About Hagerty Dentistry
At Hagerty Dentistry, we are committed to helping families in the area achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. In addition to general dentistry, our dental team provides an array of specialty services, including cosmetic dentistry. We embrace the latest technological advancements to provide you with superior results to ensure that you achieve the smile that you have always wanted. If you are dissatisfied with your gum line, it is time to see if our soft-tissue laser can help you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.