Have a Gummy Smile? See if Lasers Can Fix It

When you have excessive or uneven gum tissues covering your teeth, the visual effects can dramatically impact your smile’s appearance. Known as a gummy smile, the condition can also lead to increased risks of gum disease, which results from oral bacteria gathering underneath your gum tissues. To correct a gummy smile, your dentist may recommend cosmetic gum contouring, the process of gently and artistically reshaping your gum line. At our office, we employ advanced laser technology to perform laser gum contouring, which offers a faster, more comfortable procedure with significantly more precise results.

The Problems with a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile can be caused by several different factors. For instance, if one or more of your teeth didn’t erupt properly or if your jawbone has an abnormality, then it can cause your gums to grow unevenly. Even when the condition only seems cosmetic, your uneven gum tissues can raise your risks of developing one of the most destructive dental health issues, gum disease.

How Laser Gum Contouring Works

Cosmetic gum contouring involves determining the ideal contour for your gum line, and then carefully sculpting your gum tissues to match that contour. With our advanced laser technology, we can more precisely sculpt gum tissues without any collateral damage to the surrounding tissues. The laser also promotes an almost instant healing process, so you won’t need sutures after your procedure is complete.

Find Out if You Qualify for Laser Gum Contouring

If you have a gummy smile and want to improve its appearance, then we may able to do so quickly and conveniently with laser gum contouring. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.