Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Diego
Gum recontouring is a less publicized aspect of cosmetic dentistry that can have amazing results. It can do the obvious--correct a gummy smile-- but it can also do so much more. An uneven gum line can create the illusion of dental problems, when there really is nothing wrong with your teeth. Flawed gums can also make you look unhealthy. Gum recontouring can correct gumminess, puffy gums, and an uneven gum line.
When most people think of dental care, they primarily think about their teeth. Your gums are a very important aspect of your smile, and they have a much more profound impact on your appearance than you may realize.
Problems with your gum line can create the illusion of:
What gum recontouring can do for you
Using a soft tissue laser, Dr. Walsh-Cole can correct the size, shape, and appearance of your gums in several ways including:
- Raising the gum line making teeth appear longer
- Reduce puffiness
- Reduces redness
- Correct an uneven gum line making teeth appear more uniform in shape and size
A receding gum line can make your teeth appear too long or uneven and send the subconscious message of poor dental health, and contribute to premature aging. Receding gums can be corrected with gum grafts.
Gum recontouring can be performed alone or as a part of a complete Smile Makeover. In some cases, gum recontouring actually replaces the procedures you think you need, and that means avoiding procedures that affect your teeth.
Gum recontouring is not a replacement for periodontics, the area of dentistry that treats gum disease. However, if gum disease is at the heart of the problem with your gums, Dr. Walsh-Cole can help you. She will start by resolving the underlying problems with your gums, and, if necessary can follow up with gum recontouring.
Find out if gum recontouring is the right treatment for you by visiting us for your complimentary cosmetic consultation in Encinitas, California. Please call or email our office today. We look forward to meeting you.