Gum Contouring

Frame Your Smile with Gum Contouring

A gummy smile is one that exhibits an excessive amount of gum tissue, and even if your teeth are perfectly straight, uneven gums can make your smile appear asymmetrical. Gum contouring is a cosmetic solution that involves carefully sculpting excessive, or uneven, gum tissue to create a more symmetrical and attractive frame for your smile. Traditional gum contouring is a minor surgical procedure that involves a scalpel, local anesthesia, and sutures so that the gum tissues can heal. At Absolute Dental Care, we prefer to use our advanced soft-tissue diode laser, instead. Laser gum contouring produces more precise results, a quicker and more comfortable healing period, and no need for sutures.

During Your Visit

Before recommending laser gum contouring, Dr. Folck or one of our associates will examine your smile to determine if the procedure is the right option. Depending on your specific needs, gum contouring may be the only procedure you require, or it may be a part of your complete smile makeover plan. To perform the procedure, we may administer local anesthesia to your gums, though many patients do not need it. Because the procedure utilizes an advanced laser, rather than a traditional scalpel, your visit will be shorter than conventional gum contouring, and healing will take significantly less time.

Ask Your Dentist About Gum Contouring

If you have a gummy smile, then our experts can cosmetically correct it with laser gum contouring. To learn more, call Absolute Dental Care today at (757) 428-7440. Located in Virginia Beach, VA, we also proudly welcome patients of all ages from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.

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