Smile with Confidence with Laser Gum Contouring
If you feel that your gums are too low or uneven, it can affect your confidence and lead to a decrease in the frequency of your smiles. Fortunately, laser gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that can help address these issues.
If you’re interested in learning more about laser gum contouring and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to contact the professional dental team at Nasso, Olsen & Napolitano. Our Staten Island office can be reached at (718) 948-5111. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
What Is Laser Gum Contouring?
Laser gum contouring is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to precisely sculpt and reshape the gums. The procedure can reduce the size of gums that appear too large or even out uneven gums. The result is a more attractive, symmetrical gumline that can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your smile.
Who Qualifies for Gum Reshaping?
There may be certain medical situations where laser gum contouring is recommended as a treatment option. For example, if an individual is suffering from periodontal disease, deep cleaning and antibiotics may not be enough to address the issue. In these cases, a gingivoplasty may be recommended as a treatment option to remove the affected tissue and promote healthy gum growth.
Overall, laser gum contouring is a quick, safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your gums and enhance the overall look of your smile. It’s very important to consult with a professional dentist to determine if this procedure is the best option for you, whether is for cosmetic or medical reasons.
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
- 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 many other cosmetic dental procedures, laser contouring typically only involves a single visit. Unlike many other cosmetic dentistry treatments, it typically only requires a single visit. During your initial consultation, our cosmetic dentist in Staten Island will discuss your goals and then use a local anesthetic before using the laser to remove any excess tissue. The procedure itself is generally painless, but some patients may experience some soreness afterward.
Typically, any discomfort will subside within a few days, and full recovery may take a few weeks. The use of lasers in gum contouring eliminates the need for cutting or sutures, which can also shorten recovery time. It’s important to note that laser gum contouring is a permanent procedure, meaning that the tissue will not regrow once removed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser gum contouring painful?
Most of our patients find that laser gum reshaping is painless. Your mouth will be numbed during the procedure, but when the anesthetic wears off, you will probably feel some discomfort. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and should not last longer than a couple of days.
How long does it take for the gums to heal after laser gum contouring?
The length of time it will take your gums to heal will depend on the health of your gums. Typically, it will take you between two and four weeks to fully heal.
Is laser gum contouring permanent?
Yes, laser gum contouring is a permanent dental procedure. The excess gum tissue that is removed will not grow back.
Is laser gum contouring covered by dental insurance?
Typically, laser gum contouring is considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, so insurance will not cover it. However, there have been some cases where it has been deemed medically necessary. Our team will go over your options with you before you make a decision.
We accept many insurances. Please contact one of our Insurance Coordinators to discuss your dental coverage plan.
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Redefine Your Smile at Olsen, Napolitano, and Nasso
At Olsen, Napolitano, and Nasso, we believe you deserve the smile of your dreams. Laser gum contouring is an easy way to enhance your smile and increase your confidence. Call our Staten Island, NY, 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.