Beautiful smiles are not just about straight, white teeth. Aesthetics come when both the teeth and gums are properly proportioned and balanced together.
Gums that protrude too far over the visible crown of the teeth create what is known as a “gummy” smile. If the tooth underneath the gum line becomes decayed, broken, or chipped, a portion of the gum tissue is removed to restore the tooth or attach a dental crown. Using our dental laser, we vaporize the unwanted gum tissue to gain access to the necessary portion of the tooth.
A “gummy” smile may only be aesthetically displeasing, without any functional or health issues needing to be addressed. Aesthetic gum recontouring reshapes the gum tissue around each tooth into a more balanced arch and overall proper gum-to-tooth proportion. We use the dental laser to reshape the gum tissue without causing bleeding, pain, or swelling during or after the appointment.