The process of improving your smile through cosmetic dentistry may not involve your teeth, at least not directly. Some patients have esthetic concerns because their periodontal tissues look bumpy, bulky, or uneven. The excess or uneven tissues may even affect the length of your teeth, and give you an awkward or asymmetrical smile. In situations like these, our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office can help by recommending a gum contouring procedure. A careful gum contouring treatment can make your smile more symmetrical, and it can give your teeth more length. Our periodontist will use a special laser to perform this contouring work, as lasers can produce more accurate work and also require shorter healing periods.
Problems With Your Gum Tissues Can Hurt Your Smile
It may seem odd to think that your gums are responsible for your issues with your smile. With that said, you can take a look at your smile to observe how bulky gums, uneven tissues, or conspicuous bumps and other physical flaws might create problems for the way your teeth currently look. For people who have teeth that appear too short or squat, gum contouring work can also lead to positive results by making teeth look longer. This is accomplished through the removal of tissues that currently cover up too much of your tooth structure.
Arranging Your Gum Contouring Treatment
Our periodontist is able to carefully contour your periodontal tissues with a special diode laser after numbing the tissues. We provide treatment with lasers instead of manual tools in order to provide more precise corrections. Lasers also make it possible for patients to heal faster, and with reduced bleeding and healing times.
The contouring procedure will be planned based around your current flaws. The goal is to help you show off your best smile, so care is taken to work on your smile in a way that best benefits you. We can perform this procedure by itself, or talk with you about following it with additional cosmetic dental work.
What Other Cosmetic Procedures Can Help You Show Off A Better Smile?
At our practice, we offer several procedures that can make you more comfortable with your smile. After gum contouring treatment, we can make plans to restore the way you look through a teeth whitening treatment. Removing tough, deep-set stains can give you a brighter smile to show off, which can help draw attention to recent gum contouring work. We also offer treatments with porcelain veneers to restore teeth that are damaged, misshapen, or otherwise flawed.
Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Gum Contouring
At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury, patients who are concerned about their appearance can find that gum contouring work can offer exciting results. In addition to making teeth look longer, this treatment can make your smile more even and attractive by addressing bulky, bumpy, or otherwise awkward gums. For more information, call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury, MA at (508) 842-8838.