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When you smile at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see gorgeous teeth, or do you mostly see your gums? If the latter is the case, you have what many refer to as a “gummy smile.” Or, perhaps you notice that your gum tissue is uneven and detracts from the symmetrical, attractive look that you would like to have. In either case, gum recontouring in Fort Worth may be able to improve your mouth’s appearance and give you the gorgeous, well-proportionated smile that you’ve always wanted.
During the gum recontouring process, Dr. Pointer gently removes excess gum tissue. The result is that the teeth look longer, and less gum tissue will be visible when you smile.
Most of the time, the gum recontouring process is purely for cosmetic purposes. However, a similar procedure, crown lengthening, may sometimes be necessary for your oral health. By removing a bit of gum tissue, Dr. Pointer can make it easier for you to receive a crown or other restoration.
Rather than using traditional surgical techniques, Dr. Pointer uses the Solea laser during gum recontouring procedures. This has several advantages:
Many people do not even think about their gums when they’re considering their smile’s aesthetics. However, if more than 3 – 5mm of gum tissue is visible when you grin, you may be able to benefit from gum recontouring. Remember, your gums are part of your smile’s frame; they shouldn’t interfere with the main picture — your lovely teeth.
You might also benefit from this procedure if:
The best way to find out if gum recontouring or crown lengthening is appropriate for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pointer, your skilled cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth. After examining your mouth and discussing your smile goals with you, he’ll design a custom treatment plan that will help you achieve the gorgeous, well-proportioned grin that you’re aiming for.