Cosmetic Gum Treatment in Warner Robins, Georgia
Gentle Correction of a Gummy Smile or Uneven Gumline
Having an overgrowth of gums can detract from your smile and make you feel self-conscious about smiling or speaking in public. An excess of gum tissue also has health implications, making it harder to keep your teeth properly clean and increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Our doctors provide expert gum recontouring treatment to address the issues caused by having an uneven gumline or “gummy” smile. They start by taking photographs of your gumline and creating a guide that indicates precisely how much gum needs to be trimmed in order to create a properly proportioned, aesthetically pleasing and even gumline. They then gently remove the excess gum tissue using a laser or electric cautery. In some cases, when the cause of the gum overgrowth is an excess of bone underneath the gums, the doctors will gently reshape the bone to solve the problem, ensuring lasting results and a more attractive and natural-looking smile.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening for Placement of a Crown
Our doctors can also reduce gum tissue in preparation for a crown. They use a soft-tissue laser to gently trim away excess gum so that the crown will fit properly and will look natural once it is placed.