Cosmetic Gum Line Shaping

The overall appearance of your smile is so important. It isn’t just one aspect of your mouth that makes your smile look great. Instead, it’s a multitude of contributing factors, such as the shape and size of your teeth and gums. Some patients complain they have a “gummy smile,” or rather too much of their gums cover their teeth. Cosmetic gum surgery can offer the perfect non-invasive solution for your smile makeover.

Cosmetic Gum Line Shaping for Brooklyn, New York is just a phone call away at Willoughby Dental. We use laser technology for gum contouring, ensuring superior results and a smile you will love showing off.

Gum Contouring With Laser Technology

The average crown length, or visible portion of tooth, is around 10 mm. All throughout life your teeth grow, any discrepancies with this continuous growth can cause your teeth to appear too short in relation to your gums. Excess wear and tear can also cause teeth to shorten, leaving your gum line too large in relation.

Cosmetic gum surgery with lasers offers a safe and non-invasive method for reshaping your gum line. During the process excess gums are removed to reveal more of your teeth, and produce a flattering gum line.

Using a laser allows dentists to create a more precise line, perfectly sculpting and contouring your gums so that they are an ideal shape in relation to your teeth, mouth, and smile in totality. Laser technology also provides a more comfortable and pain-free procedure for patients.

The goal with a gum lift is to create a solution that looks aesthetically pleasing, but also improves the health and function of your mouth. You don’t want to undergo cosmetic gum surgery and end up with numerous dental problems as a result.

Our Brooklyn dental office will permanently erase your gummy smile. Since the procedure is not reversible, we use computer imaging to show you exactly what your smile will look like beforehand.

What Causes A Gummy Smile?

When you see a photo or reflection of yourself smiling, how much gum do you see in comparison to teeth? When gums, teeth, and upper jaw are not properly proportioned the result is often a gummy smile. A smile that shows too much gum can be attributed to:

-Excess gum tissues

-The shape or size of your teeth

-The size, shape, and movement of your upper lip

-Your jaws positioning in relation to your teeth and skull

Over time you may notice your gums changing size, this can be caused by natural wear and tear on teeth. As teeth break down and become smaller, your gums will appear larger. Compensatory Eruption is the technical term for when your teeth try and make up for this natural wear by shifting towards opposing teeth. If your jaw or teeth have shifted into a different position in order to compensate for shortened teeth, other treatments may be necessary along with gum contouring.

How Much Does Gum Reshaping Cost?

Since gum reshaping is considered a cosmetic dental treatment, insurance will not typically cover expenses. The cost of a gum lift can range in price depending on your particular mouth and any associated procedures you require along with contouring. The only way to know for sure how much gum reshaping will cost is to talk with your dentist. With such natural and amazing results, the procedure is certainly worth its cost. Plus, laser gum contouring provides permanent results, meaning you will enjoy your new smile forever.

Superior Dental Contouring At Willoughby Dental

You deserve to feel good about your smile, after all a confidant smile goes a long way both personally and professionally.  At Willoughby Dental we offer personalized dental care to find the perfect solution for your smile. Using state of the art technology, and the latest contouring lasers we produce beautiful results every time.

Willoughby Dental is the trusted source for Brooklyn, New YorkCosmetic Gum Line Shaping. To learn more about pricing and options, contact our office today at (718) 395-9105.