Transform your smile just the way you like
“Your smile lights up the room” is not just simply a saying. Your teeth and smile can aesthetically be a conversation starter. But most importantly, it can also be a disadvantage to your oral health. However, for some, it may be difficult to muster up the confidence to smile. This would be a great opportunity to learn about your options with gum contouring and reshaping procedures that can help improve your appearance and health. Just as you can shape a fingernail or your hedges, you can also shape your teeth and gums to achieve the look you want. Gum contouring and reshaping is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is easily performed at our Lethbridge dental clinic. Gum contouring for teeth is a cost-effective procedure that can repair a “gummy smile”, misshapen or chipped teeth, teeth that are too long and adjust gum line issues, typically within 30 minutes.
What’s involved in tooth contouring and reshaping?
Our doctors will start by taking digital x-rays of your teeth to ensure they are healthy and that you’re a good candidate for the gum contouring procedure. Your dentist will mark your teeth to show you the parts that will be sculpted. A mild anesthetic is used to numb the area and your dentist will use a laser to shape, re-contour and seal off the gum tissue to repair your “gummy smile” and create the ideal gum shape you desire. Additionally, the laser can be used to eliminate hollow pockets that can trap bacteria to prevent future infections. Together, you will ensure you are comfortable with the treatment plan. He will sculpt the areas marked, polish and smooth your teeth, and you’re done!
If you are interested in learning more about tooth/gum contouring and reshaping options, give us a call to find out more – 403-327-7202.