Gum reshaping or contouring is a procedure performed using a soft tissue laser to reshape the gums if they rest too low or too high on your teeth. Gum Contouring is often used to compliment cosmetic procedures such as cosmetic crowns or veneers or just improve esthetics around natural teeth
For patients with “gummy” smiles, the soft tissue laser is used to reshape the gum tissue and trim away any extra tissue extending over the tooth’s surface. Once approved, anesthesia is applied to the area and the contouring begins.
For patients with a “toothy” grin, gum grafting can add gum tissue to reduce the amount of visible tooth. Tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth or from gum tissue near the tooth and placed over the area in need of additional gum tissue.
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