Laser gum contouring is popular for many people who feel that their teeth are short and covered by excessive gum tissue, which leads to a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile may have an impact on the overall smile and this may be disconcerting for many patients. Traditionally, surgery was the only way to go for many cases. However, Scottsdale dentists, Dr. Rod Gore and Dr. Whitney Sebree, redefine a gummy smile with gum sculpting. This is an advanced, nonsurgical solution for shaping the gums to enhance a patient’s confidence. The laser emits highly targeted light energy to remove excess gum tissue, without disturbing necessary and healthy gum tissue. Gum contouring offers a means for a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Laser Gum Sculpting Reviews
"Words cannot justly explain how happy I am that I chose Dr. Gore to do my gum contouring that I have been wanting for many, many years. From the very beginning to the actual procedure has been amazing. I inquired on their website and within a few hours had an email from Kristi, who is incredibly nice and eager to help you. Setting up an appointment with her was very easy. Once I arrived at my appointment, she warmly welcomed me and helped get me ready for Dr. Gore. Dr. Gore is incredibly professional and at the same time very friendly. I quickly felt comfortable there, as if I were a long time patient. I had concerns that he would try to get me to do more than what I wanted to, as some cosmetic doctors in general tend to do, but he was not like that at all. After my free consultation, I immediately scheduled to have gum contouring done on 7 teeth. Today I just had my procedure and I am absolutely thrilled with the results! He and his assistant explained everything very well and constantly checked to see if I was doing okay. He is very attentive to his work and made sure to make my gum line was even. I have a follow up appointment next week to see how it is healing and if there are any adjustments that need to be made. I was able to have my appointment this morning and come directly to work without any discomfort or pain at all (although I have a high pain tolerance). If you are considering any cosmetic dentistry done. YOU HAVE TO come visit Dr. Gore! If I could give him and his staff more than 5 stars, I would!"- M.H. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2016
What to Expect
Gum contouring may be performed to reveal a beautiful smile line, where the approach is highly technique driven, requiring the expertise of a dentist who has mastered the use of a laser. The laser emits highly targeted light energy to remove excess gum tissue, without disturbing necessary and healthy gum tissue.
When compared to traditional surgery, the benefits of gum contouring are highly advantageous, including: no surgery, no sttiches, and a quicker healing time. More complex cases may require surgical sculpting, orthodontics, or maxillofacial surgery. The treatment time is not usually more than 1 hour. The gums may feel slightly uncomfortable following the procedure, but this can be managed with pain-relieving medications. The results of gum contouring are immediate and long-lasting.
Signified by excessive gums and shortened teeth, a gummy smile may be visible following improper tooth eruption, when the upper lip is elevated due to hyperactivity, improper jaw bone development, or may be due to an unknown cause. When the diagnostic results demonstrate you would benefit from dental treatment, your dentist will tailor the specific treatment plan that will work for you.
Treatment plans are highly individualized and may include: gum surgery to remove excess gum tissue, crown lengthening to surgically expose more tooth structure, and/or porcelain veneers to further refine your smile for a glistening appearance of enamel and properly-sized teeth. Treatment results may not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but may also improve the appearance of your face for a more youthful appearance.
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Contour Your Smile
A gummy, unattractive smile no longer has to be tolerated thanks to gum contouring. The highly-advanced procedure can transform a smile by sculpting the gum line to make it less conspicuous. With extensive experience in this technology, Dr. Gore and Dr. Sebree can restore a beautiful smile that you can’t wait to flash. To schedule a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you, give our office a call.