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Laser Gum Remodeling

Laser Gum Resurfacing

Laser gum resurfacing is an Instant Esthetic gum enhancement for natural, immediate, dramatic and long lasting results. It’s a minimally invasive, scalpel suture and graft free method for perfecting uneven gum structure.

7% of men and 14% of women have what’s referred as a “gummy smile” or excessive gingival display, where more than 3 mm of gum tissue covers the teeth.

Procedure:

Gum resurfacing in our office is administered with the innovative technology of Soft Issue Diode Lasers.

Diode Lasers correct the appearance of short teeth by reducing the prominence of gums to perfectly accent your teeth in a simple, fast, and virtually painless one time office visit.

Using only a local anesthetic, the patient’s mouth is numbed and the Diode Laser is used to sculpt a perfectly uniform and scalloped gum line by cutting away excess and uneven gum tissue in as little as 15 minutes.

Benefits:

Benefits of the Diode Laser include

  • Recovery time of less than a week
  • Little to no risk of infection
  • Ability to immediately resume normal activities such as speaking, eating and drinking.
Low Risk Side Effects:

Only a small percentage of patients have experienced excessive bleeding, swelling of the gums and or an allergic reaction to anesthesia.

Who can benefit from Laser Gum Resurfacing?
  • Patients with overwhelming, misshaped or uneven gums.
  • Patients with gingival hypertrophy or uneven tooth structure.
  • Patients with Teeth that are small in comparison to the gums due to genetics or wear.
  • Patients with Teeth that appear short because they erupted improperly and remain partially covered by gum tissue.
  • Patients with an overgrowth of the upper jaw, called vertical maxillary excess which causes gums to bulge out.
  • Patients with an upper lip that doesn’t quite cover the teeth.
  • Patients with a hyperactive upper lip that is normal in length when the face is resting but lifts too high when smiling exposing an unattractive display of gum tissue.
  • Patients with general, genetic skeletal deformities.
  • Patients with Inflamed or deformed gums caused by gum disease or Periodontal extractions.
  • Patients who have an unattractive overexposure of gums after realignment of teeth post invisalign, braces or periodontal extractions.
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