When patients consider improving the appearances of their smiles, many of them first think of changes that they can make to their teeth. However, gum tissue also has an effect on how your smile appears. Our Orland Park cosmetic dentist office employs gum reshaping treatments to make patients’ smiles appear more balanced and attractive.
Let’s talk more about how gum reshaping works, and whom it can help. I hope that after reading this short article, you have a better idea of whether gum reshaping might help you.
During gum reshaping treatment, our dentist uses a gentle dental laser to modify the size and shape of existing gum tissue. This dental laser seals gum tissue as it alters it, to facilitate the healing process. Patients find that gum reshaping is very comfortable—you may feel a slight tingling or heat during treatment.
A major advantage of gum reshaping treatment is its versatility. Gum reshaping is a great treatment option for many different types of people, including:
· People with overgrown gum tissue, which covers dental enamel, and makes teeth appear too short or small
· Patients who have suffered dental trauma, which has left their gum tissue damaged, irregularly shaped, or jagged
· People who have small tags of gum tissue—these may appear on top of the gum tissue, or they may hang down from the places where your gum tissue meets your dental enamel
The gum reshaping process is fast, comfortable, and effective. The entire process can be completed in just one dental appointment, and there is very little post-treatment healing time required.
Ready to learn more? Our Tinley Park cosmetic dentist is here to give you the information and support that you need. Please contact our office—by calling or through our website—in order to get started right away!