There are a number of gum-related issues that happen in cosmetic dentistry, the most common of which is this gummy smile. When you have a gummy smile, that's on someone that smiles and they show too much gum above their teeth. And so what we can do in a lot of cases without having to do full-blown jaw surgery and things like that is trim the gumline up higher and then place a veneer that's up higher on the tooth, then make some of the gum disappear on that smile and brings that edge – which is usually part of the problem, too – of the tooth, the front teeth, up higher so that it sits framed and the smile line is straight. We have some pictures of this online, and I think you can take a look at it if you might like to see.
That's one of our more common ones, but I see a new and upcoming one that turned out really nice, and that is to take heavily pigmented gum and bleach it out or handle it in a way that causes that dark splotches or dark patches of pigment in the skin, in the gum tissue, to disappear, so that when you look at the gum, it's all even and pinkish, so it takes on a more natural look to it. We have some neat examples of that, too.
When your smile is more gums than teeth, it’s known as a “gummy smile.” Gum reshaping in San Antonio from Dr. John A. Moore will correct your gums and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We use a gentle laser for this treatment, which means:
- No cutting, minimal pain, and little to no bleeding
- Faster, more comfortable healing
- Quicker and more precise treatment
Correct Your Gummy Smile
If your gums are too prominent, you’ve probably noticed them in photos and felt self-conscious about them. A gummy smile can also make your teeth appear smaller than they are, which can lead to more social embarrassment. Get your confidence back with a visit to our cosmetic dentist for laser gum reshaping.
Dr. Moore uses a special soft-tissue laser to push back your gumline and expose more of your teeth. In the past, this procedure was performed with a scalpel, which required stitches and a longer healing time. However, patients love our laser reshaping because treatment is quick and comfortable – and no stitches are needed!
Feel Satisfied With Your Smile Through Other Cosmetic Dental Options
Fixing your gummy smile can bring you relief, but it might not bring you satisfaction if other flaws are keeping you from having the perfect smile. You can package multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments together for a smile makeover. Some of our most popular aesthetic services are:
Get your gums under control with San Antonio gum reshaping from Cosmetic Dental Associates. Take the lead on your new smile and call us today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center at Babcock & Huebner) or 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) for an appointment. You can also schedule online. You could have a smile worth boasting about in no time!