If you would rather see more of your teeth and less of your gums when you smile, you might consider undergoing gum recontouring to improve your smile appearance. Calgary dentists Dr. Sahra Kanji offer gum recontouring, or gum reshaping, as an easy and safe way to reduce excess gum tissue.
Soft Tissue Laser Technology
The soft tissue diode laser has made gum reshaping accessible and attractive for people who would prefer to see more teeth and less gum tissue. Our laser technology allows you to have your gums reshaped in a comfortable process that causes little if any bleeding and requires no down time. Our soft tissue laser also significantly decreases the chance of infection compared to the traditional gum excision procedure.
Gum recontouring requires a steady hand and a firm understanding of the gum height measurements that produce attractive smile results. Dr. Kanji use the laser to gently remove unwanted tissue with a high degree of precision.
Do You Need Gum Recontouring?
If you feel that your teeth are too short, or that you see too much gum tissue when you smile, you may be a great candidate for gum recontouring with the soft tissue diode laser. Gum recontouring is also performed on people who have good gum-to-tooth ratios, but are stuck with an uneven gumline. Many of our past gum recontouring patients have told us how amazed they are that the removal of even millimeters of gum tissue can make such a big difference in their smile. After your gum recontouring procedure, we hope you’ll be smiling more often and with improved confidence.
In the past, patients who were troubled with “gummy” smiles could have the prominence of their gums reduced with a scalpel, which usually causes bleeding and an uncomfortable recovery. Now, with the introduction of the diode laser, you can have your gums sculpted to perfectly accent your smile in a fast, simple, and virtually painless procedure. As a result, gum recontouring is often performed as part of a smile makeover.