You work so hard to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, which is why it makes sense that you feel disappointed when the majority of what other people see when you smile is your pink oral tissue. Having a gummy grin is a common issue, but fortunately, Dr. O’Donoghue has advanced training and uses the latest technology in the dental world to change that. With soft tissue laser gum recontouring, our team can reshape your smile line and provide you with a beautiful, proportional grin that you feel proud showing off.
Gum recontouring is a cosmetic treatment where Dr. O’Donoghue uses a soft tissue laser to gently and precisely remove excess gum tissue that frames your teeth to reshape your gumline. The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that cauterizes the area on-contact, which minimizes bleeding, eliminates the need for scalpels and sutures, and drastically reduces your recovery time from the procedure.
In addition to being used as a cosmetic procedure, it can also be used to place restorations like porcelain veneers and dental crowns to achieve ideal results. By removing excess gum tissue, the prosthetic will be able to accurately fit over the biting or visible surface of your teeth better.
There are several benefits that you can enjoy when you choose soft tissue laser gum recontouring from your cosmetic dentist in Soldotna. Some of these advantages include:
With laser gum recontouring, you can expect to heal significantly faster than the traditional way of conducting the treatment, with a scalpel and sutures. Depending on how much tissue is removed, you may be going through recovery for anywhere from seven to 10 days. For a couple of weeks following your procedure, you’ll want to follow these guidelines:
If you have any questions or concerns after your procedure, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Soldotna Dental Arts!