If your gums grow out too far and end up covering your teeth, it can make your smile look unattractive. This is known as a “gummy smile”. Having an unattractive smile may make you feel self-conscious and negatively impact your self-esteem.
A gum lift or gum contouring procedure involves gently removing excess gum tissue by contouring and shaping the “gummy” section of your smile. Using a gentle diode laser, Dr. Farshad will sculpt the gum level to remove the gummy part and reshape the smile. The result is a much bigger, whiter, and more beautiful smile. This procedure is also very often used in combination with a smile makeover using porcelain veneers. The gum lift helps to ensure symmetry and smoothness to the overall smile result.
Gummy Smile Solutions
The limitations in a gum lift procedure have to do with just how much sculpting we can do with our laser. There is a certain amount of gum tissue needed around your teeth to have a healthy tooth-gum balance. This measurement is called the biologic width. If you have a gummy smile that can not be improved with the laser alone, there are other options available. The best way to find out if we can fix your gummy smile is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Farshad, he offers gum contouring as a quick and effective way to treat gummy smiles. Gum contouring involves using a special laser that carefully removes the excess gum tissues, creating a more attractive looking smile. The procedure is completely painless and only takes one visit to complete.