Cosmetic Gum Contouring, with Lasers
A beautiful smile involves more than just flawless teeth. The appearance, shape, and contour of your gums can also influence the attractiveness of your smile. A gummy smile is when uneven or excessive gum tissues create an asymmetrical frame around your smile, and can be caused by a number of factors, from genetics to gum recession.
Gum contouring is the cosmetic process of reshaping the gum line around your teeth. Using advanced, soft-tissue laser technology, Dr. Chen can perform most gum contouring procedures with less discomfort, more precise results, and a significantly reduced risk of infection during healing.
In the Office
Laser gum contouring can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, but it is often combined with one or more cosmetic treatments to create a complete smile makeover. During a careful examination and personal consultation, Dr. Chen can help you decide on the best method for improving your smile.
Before performing laser gum contouring, Dr. Chen will administer local anesthesia to further minimize discomfort. Patients may also opt for sedation to help them remain calm and relaxed. Because laser gum contouring does not involve a scalpel, the procedure is significantly more comfortable, and does not require sutures.
Brighter Smiles at Illume Dental in McKinney, TX
At Illume Dental, we are committed to maintaining an excellent level of service for everyone. Our philosophy is that exceptional dental care begins with a personal relationship with your dentist and dental care team. Therefore, every treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255. We proudly welcome patients from McKinney, TX, as well as Allen, Plano, Frisco, and all surrounding communities.