Laser Gum Contouring in Katy


Laser Dentistry for More Precise Gum Contouring

Large, uneven, or asymmetrical gums can make otherwise beautiful teeth seem short, stumpy, or crooked. Gum contouring is a gentle cosmetic procedure that involves carefully sculpting uneven gums to create a more attractive frame around your smile. Using a specially calibrated soft-tissue laser, we can more comfortably reshape excessive gum tissue to reveal your healthy, attractive teeth. Laser technology allows us to perform gum contouring procedures faster and with a higher level of precision, ensuring optimal smile improvement results.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

Contouring excessive or uneven gum tissues offers a number of benefits for both your smile’s appearance and your long-term oral health. For instance, a symmetrical gum line highlights the natural beauty of your smile, boosting your confidence in its appearance. Straighter gums are also easier to keep clean and free of gum disease-causing oral bacteria, reducing your risks of requiring more involved periodontal treatment later. By utilizing advanced laser technology instead of a traditional scalpel, we can help you enjoy even more benefits, including:

  • Faster healing: Compared to a scalpel, a dental laser produces minimal trauma to surrounding soft tissues, allowing for a faster healing period and reduced risk of infection.
  • No sutures needed: Our dental laser instantly cauterizes your soft gum tissues as it passes over them, so you may not need sutures to help you heal after your procedure. Therefore, you won’t need to schedule a second appointment to have the sutures removed.
  • More lifelike results: Because gum contouring’s main purpose is to improve your smile’s appearance, the high level of precision provided by the dental laser offers more lifelike and attractive results.

Learn More About Laser Gum Contouring

If your gums are uneven or cover too much of your tooth structure, then ask your dentist if laser gum contouring is right for you. To learn more, schedule a cosmetic consultation with us by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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