Gum Recontouring

Boulder Gum Recountouring

Reshaping Your Gums to Frame Your Smile

Many factors can contribute to an overgrowth of gum tissue – heredity, health conditions, and even the use of many common high blood pressure medications. Whatever the cause, one thing is certain – a gummy smile will dominate the mouth, making your teeth look shorter, duller and almost secondary in appearance. We believe that the aesthetic framing of the gum tissue is as important to the teeth as a quality frame is to an artist’s painting. Laser gum contouring is a great solution, and laser dentistry lets us sculpt and perfect your smile without the use of scalpels or sutures. Lasers are ameliorative, which means that they eliminate or reduce a patient’s healing time and pain. Lasers stimulate blood in the work area. This has a cauterizing effect, shortening healing time and making the process cleaner. The laser actually vaporizes unnecessary and unsightly tissue during gum shaping leaving healthy, normal looking gums in place. The laser is unmatched in its accuracy and effectiveness. Gum recontouring takes only a few minutes for most, and there is usually very little discomfort.