Frequently Asked Gum Re-contouring Questions
Who is a candidate for Gum Re-contouring?
You are a candidate for gum Re-contouring if your smile shows a lot of your gums and your teeth look short, or if your gums are uneven. If your gums go too far down and cover too much of your tooth structure, gum Re-contouring may help. An experienced reconstructive dentist, such as Dr. Elenbaas can determine if gum Re-contouring or reshaping will help you.
What is gum Re-contouring?
Gum Re-contouring is a safe, comfortable treatment in which your reconstructive dentist will use a CO2 laser to gently reshape your gum line, sculpting your gums to frame your teeth for the best smile possible. The laser then immediately seals your gum tissue, promoting your comfortable, speedy recovery.
How does the CO2 laser work to recontour my gums?
The CO2 laser is very good at cutting through soft tissue like your gums without causing bleeding, and without disturbing hard surfaces such as your teeth. This makes it an excellent tool for reshaping your gums.
Why would I want to get gum Re-contouring?
Gum Re-contouring will give you a better-looking smile because your gums frame your smile. If the frame for your smile doesn't look good or cuts off part of the picture (your teeth), getting a bigger, better frame through gum Re-contouring can be the answer.
Does gum Re-contouring work well with other dental procedures?
Gum Re-contouring can be a stand-alone procedure, or can be combined with other treatments. Commonly gum Re-contouring is used in conjunction with porcelain veneers to give you a whole smile makeover.
If you would like to learn more about reconstructive dentistry in general, or gum Re-contouring in particular, please contact us today.