Smile with Confidence with Laser Gum Contouring
Your gums play a huge role in the way your smile looks. If you think they look too low or too uneven, you may find yourself smiling less.
That’s where laser gum contouring comes in. If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your gums, this procedure can help. Get in touch with our professional dental team at Nasso, Olsen, and Napolitano by calling our Staten Island office at (718) 948-5111.
What Is Laser Gum Contouring?
Everyone’s gum lines are shaped differently. This means yours could be a bit high, low, or too uneven for your liking. If you feel self-conscious about your gums and wish you could change them, laser gum reshaping, also known as laser gum contouring, might be right for you.
Gum contouring is a quick, simple procedure we can perform at Nasso, Olsen, and Napolitano with the assistance of dental lasers. The procedure is permanent, meaning you can enjoy your new smile for life after just one visit to our Staten Island office.
Who Needs Gum Reshaping?
Laser gum contouring is most often performed for cosmetic purposes. If your gums are uneven or you’re unhappy with your smile, this procedure offers a quick, easy fix with overwhelmingly positive results.
However, there may be times when gum contouring is done for medical reasons. If you have periodontal disease, gingivoplasty is sometimes recommended as a treatment option, if other methods like antibiotics or a deep cleaning aren’t enough.
Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring
Aside from increased overall smile satisfaction, laser gum contouring has an array of benefits, including:
- Creates a more precise gum shape
- Reduces the “gummy smile” look by exposing and lengthening crowns
- Targets hollowed areas or pockets where bacteria can grow, preventing future problems
- Removes excess gum tissue that can lead to periodontal disease
- Creates a symmetrical smile
If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your gums, our team can help. Don’t hesitate to bring up gum contouring with our dental team at your next visit.
The Laser Gum Contouring Procedure and Recovery
Unlike most cosmetic dentistry procedures, gum contouring often involves a single visit with a relatively short recovery time. After scheduling an initial consultation and discussing your goals, the dentist will use a local anesthetic before using the laser to remove your excess tissue. While the procedure is generally painless, some patients do experience some soreness afterwards.
Typically, your gums will feel better in a few days, although some patients take a few weeks to fully recover. Since lasers treat gums without cutting or sutures, they’ll often shorten your recovery time. Laser gum contouring is permanent, so you won’t have to worry about the possibility of tissue regrowth.
Redefine Your Smile at Nasso, Olsen, and Napolitano
At Nasso, Olsen, and Napolitano, we believe you deserve the smile of your dreams. Laser gum contouring in an easy way to enhance your smile and increase your confidence. Call our Staten Island office today at (718) 948-5111 to set up a consultation with our team to learn more about this procedure. You can also reach out by filling out our online contact form and one of our staff members will get back to you shortly.
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