Just like your teeth, your gums play an important role in the appearance of your smile. When gums are overly-large, they can make teeth appear dwarfed or crowded, and even make the lips protrude in unbecoming ways. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your gums or the impact they are having on your smile, Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid can help. With a laser gum sculpting procedure, Dr. Schmid can produce a look that is symmetrical and attractive, helping to enhance the overall appearance of your smile for a lifetime.
If you are interested in learning more about gum contouring, please call 512-329-5967 to schedule a free consultation at our Austin office today.
Laser Gum Contouring
Dr. Schmid uses a soft tissue laser to produce optimally contoured gum lines. The use of a laser for this procedure offers several advantages. Among these are:
- Reduced risks of bleeding and infection
- Higher rate of precision and accuracy
- Shorter treatment period
- Little to no recovery period
Laser gum recontouring is a painless procedure that can be completed in a single office visit. If you are concerned about comfort, however, Dr. Schmid will happily discuss your sedation options to help ensure you remain comfortable during all stages of your gum contouring procedure.
Why Treat a Gummy Smile?
Gum contouring is typically done for cosmetic purposes, but it may also be necessary for oral health in some cases. Crown lengthening and pocket reduction procedures can help reduce risks for certain serious oral health problems and may be important for your general dental health. These things will be discussed as needed during your routine visits to our office or as part of your smile makeover treatment.
To learn more about gum contouring, please call our experienced Austin cosmetic dentist at 512-329-5967 today. Dr. Schmid offers personalized cosmetic, general, and restorative treatments to men and women living in Austin, Round Rock, and all surrounding areas of Texas.