Gum reshaping. Gum patients have too much gums, essentially. Can be very detracting from someone's smile. There's a couple ways we approach it. One is with our laser. The laser allows us to do slight to moderate re-contouring of that gum tissue to allow for a little longer tooth, which very often is needed in someone's smile, and to help frame that smile.
When extra gums need to be removed, more than just a little bit, then we need to do a surgical procedure. We actually go in and re-contour the bone. Then we re-contour the gums, and that allows us to have the room we need to then rebuild the smile.
A great smile can be the key to unlocking your inner confidence. Talking to people is easier, smiling is a joy, and you feel more free to explore life. For those who have issues with their smile, this is not the case. You may feel anxious when you meet new people, and your smile is guarded. One of the most important aspects of a great smile is balance. Gum reshaping from Rod Gleave, DMD can give balance to your smile and let you start smiling freely again.
What Are the Elements of a Great Smile?
Attractive teeth are a big part of an attractive smile, but so are the gums. Here are three elements that make up a beautiful smile:
- Color – White teeth have always been the standard of a great smile.
- Alignment – Straight teeth will make any smile look and feel better.
- Balance – A certain ratio of gum tissue to white teeth also contributes to a better looking smile. Those with too much gum showing in their smile have what is called a “gummy smile.”
Can Dr. Gleave Help My Gummy Smile?
Laser therapy from top Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Gleave can restore the balance your smile needs to look it best. The dental laser is used to painlessly adjust your gumline and expose more of your natural dental crown (the white part of your tooth). You can see amazing results by Dr. Gleave simply moving your gum 1 to 2 mm. This treatment can be done on its own but many times is more effective when done along with other cosmetic treatments, such as dental veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign, or tooth contouring. Getting a great smile is a process, and Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Rod Gleave is here to help you every step of the way.
If you are ready to start down the path to a better smile with our Gum Reshaping procedure, call our Salt Lake City , UTdental office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your consultation. You can use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment as well. One of our staff members will connect with you shortly to confirm your scheduled date and time.