Cosmetic Dentistry in Brooklyn, NY | Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

Cosmetic Gum Recontouring: Correcting “Gummy Smiles”

Has anyone every said you have a “gummy smile”?

One of the first things you notice is someone’s smile. Whether it’s a grocery store, a first date, or in the mirror, your smile can be a window to your soul. Teeth are only one part of your smile. Your gum tissue is like a frame that provides form and shape to your tooth and plays a huge factor in the appearance of your smile.

The amount of gum tissue we show when we smile is a genetic predisposition that we are born with, Luckily, like the teeth, we can change that. Ideally, at full smile you should show no gum tissue or 2-3mm of gum tissue at the tops of your front teeth. Some people show 5mm or even 10mm of tissue when they smile. Hence, the term “gummy smile.” For many people a gummy smile can cause hesitation or embarrassment when it comes time to show off those pearly whites.

With Modern Dentistry’s state of the art technology, we can now correct your gummy smile. Our Periodontal laser is used to vaporize and shape your gum tissue. In only 30 minutes we can lengthen the appearance of your front teeth and remove all the excess gum tissue that causes your gummy smile!

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The Benefits to using our Laser to correct your gummy smile:

  • Has a very rapid recovery time. Many patients resume regular activities the same day.
  • Causes no swelling and virtually no pain.
  • Dramatically less traumatic yet highly effective alternative to cut and sew gum surgery.
  • Minimal Bleeding
  • Extremely Precise
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