When it comes to the health and the appearance of your smile, your gum tissue is just as important as your teeth. You probably already know that there are many cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth, but did you also know that our Tinley Park dentist can perfect the shape and appearance of your gum tissue as well? In this article we are going to be talking about what gum tissue contouring can do for your smile.
The gum tissue contouring process is both efficient and effective. During the treatment process our dentist uses a dental laser to remove and refine gum tissue. You might benefit from gum tissue shaping if:
· You are suffering from periodontal disease—the dental laser can actually remove diseased tissue, and give your smile a better chance to heal.
· You have overgrown gum tissue—some patients have small pieces of oral tissue that come down over their teeth. The good news is that simple gum tissue contouring can remove this excess and make your smile appear balanced.
· Your smile is asymmetrical—if the two sides of your smile have different amounts of visible gum tissue, our dental team can make your smile look symmetrical with just a session or two of gum contouring.
The gum contouring process generally takes only an appointment or two to complete. Once our dental team is finished, you will be able to return to your normal daily routine in no time at all. The dental laser actually seals your gum tissue as it refines it, so there is very little recovery time post-treatment.
Our dental team is here to help you determine what types of cosmetic treatments will help you discover your dream smile. Call our Orland Park dentist office to get started on your way to a stellar smile today.