Benefits of Gum Recontouring

Miami and Coral Gables, Florida

Are your gums receding, exposing too much of your tooth roots? Do your gums rest too high on your teeth, creating the appearance of a gummy smile? If the answer to either question is yes, then Miami Designer Smiles can even your gum line and improve the aesthetics of your smile by performing a gum recontouring procedure using state-of-the-art laser dentistry.

Let’s take a deeper look at the advantages of a laser gum recontouring procedure.

When is Gum Recontouring a Good Treatment Option?

Gum recontouring can correct many problems with your gum line:

  • Gummy smile
  • Uneven gum line
  • The illusion of teeth being too short
  • The illusion of teeth being unevenly sized
  • The illusion of crookedness
  • Redness and puffiness of the gums
  • Pain and inflammation caused by rubbing of excess gum tissue
  • Premature aging
  • The appearance of poor health or poor hygiene

Advanced Technology for Safe, Beautiful Results

Gum recontouring used to be a dangerous, imprecise, and rather barbaric procedure that involved cutting away of the gums with a scalpel. The cosmetic results were unpredictable, the risk of infection was very high, and the recovery was difficult, painful, and lengthy. This was also such an intensive procedure that only small areas of the gum line could be treated at a single time, which meant multiple appointments with your local dentist and even more discomfort.

Today, thanks to advances in technology, gum recontouring can be performed with laser dentistry. The entire mouth can be treated during a single appointment. Wielded by one of the expertly trained, experienced cosmetic dentists at Miami Designer Smiles, the laser is very precise and gives you beautiful cosmetic results.

Laser treatment has completely changed gum recontouring, which means the following for patients who undergo the procedure:

  • Minimal discomfort
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Minimal risk for infection
  • No need for stitches
  • Shorter procedure time
  • Shorter recovery time

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

We use the Navigator laser from Ivoclar. Our dental laser actually vaporizes the gum tissue, killing bacteria and sealing the wound as it goes. This means that the risk of infection is greatly reduced, and your recovery is much more comfortable. Our dental laser is an extremely precise tool, able to make incisions that are just a few nanometers deep.

When used to perform a recontouring procedure, our dental laser causes less trauma to your gum tissue, and you will not need stitches after the procedure. There is very little swelling, and you may not have any post-procedure pain. Recovery is much faster, too.

Is a Gum Recontouring Right for Me?

Your gums should be in good health before considering a procedure such as a gum recontouring. If you have gum disease, then that infection needs to be treated first. Our Miami cosmetic dentists Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia will evaluate your oral health before beginning work on any cosmetic procedure.

Laser Gum Recontouring in Miami

To learn more about a gum recontouring or any of our cosmetic treatment options, please contact our Miami implant dentists today or call (305) 595-4616 to schedule your initial appointment. 

Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida.