Gummy Smile Correction – Waupun & Beaver Dam, WI
Create the Ideal Frame for Your Smile
Do your teeth look unusually short or stubby? The problem might not have anything to do with your them; the issue might be related to excess or uneven gum tissue. If you suffer from a “gummy smile,” contact us to schedule a consultation. After we explore your cosmetic dentistry options, we might recommend that you undergo a gum recontouring procedure. It may be able to create the ideal frame for your smile!
Why Choose Dentistry of Wisconsin for Gummy Smile Correction?
- Soft Tissue Laser for Precise, Comfortable Treatment
- Long-Lasting Results
- Skilled and Friendly Team
What Is Gum Recontouring?
Gum recontouring may also be called gum contouring or a gingivoplasty. During the procedure, we trim away excess gum tissue to reveal more of the underlying tooth structure. We thus make your teeth appear longer and create more proportionate facial aesthetics. Gum recontouring is largely regarded as a cosmetic procedure, but it can have restorative applications as well. For example, removing a bit of gum tissue might be necessary in order to make room on a tooth for a crown.
The terms “gum recontouring” and “crown lengthening” are often used interchangeably. However, crown lengthening is slightly different because, in addition to reshaping the gums, it may also involve slightly altering the jawbone around a tooth.
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
Patient comfort is our top priority! We may use local anesthesia to make sure you feel little to nothing while we work on your gums. If you wish, you can ask us about sedation as well. Once you are comfortable, we will begin working. We use a soft tissue laser to perform the procedure. Not only does the laser keep pain to a minimum, but it also controls bleeding and eliminates the need for sutures. Plus, it has bacteria-killing power that greatly reduces the risk of infections.
After your appointment for gum recontouring in Waupun and Beaver Dam, some tenderness and swelling are to be expected. We may advise you to temporarily avoid hot, spicy, and crunchy foods, as well as take other precautions to protect your treated gum tissue. Recovery time can vary from patient to patient, but most patients find that their mouth feels relatively normal within 7 – 10 days.
Benefits of Gum Recontouring
Some of the main benefits of gum recontouring include:
- Long-lasting results. The results of gum recontouring typically last for years. Many patients are able to permanently say goodbye to their gummy smile in Waupun and Beaver Dam!
- Become eligible for other treatments. Following gum recontouring, it might be possible for you to get veneers or to take advantage of other cosmetic treatments.
- Increased comfort and oral health. Getting rid of excess gum tissue can reduce the risk that food will irritate your gums or get trapped in them.
Are you tired of your gummy smile? Our team is ready to help you reach your aesthetic goals for your teeth and gums. Get in touch today to learn more about how we may be able to serve you!