Gum Contouring An Overview
The shape and length of the gums can have an impact on the overall appearance of your smile. There can be several reasons for gums that are too high, including recession as a result of disease or age. The gums can also come down too far over the top of the tooth, making them look short or out of balance with the aesthetics of your appearance. Ridgetop Dental uses laser dentistry to help patients change the shape of their gums with gum contouring procedures.
Gum Contouring: Improving Health & Aesthetics
Reshaping the gums with laser dentistry can provide a beautiful aesthetic result without the need for gum surgery. An experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Datta can either subtly or dramatically change the look of your smile by exposing more or less of your teeth using a dental laser, which allows for more precise treatment that will not harm surrounding tissues.
Gum recession can present a growing dental health concern and increase the risk of tooth loss if not addressed properly and early. Gum recession is the process where the gum tissue that surrounds the tooth wears away or pulls back slowly over time. This will expose the tooth root and create pockets between the teeth and the gum line. Plaque will collect in these pockets causing more recession, gum disease, tooth loss and bone loss. It is very important to have gums that are receding treated by our Northern Virginia dentist office to avoid further dental issues.
Your Ridgetop dentist will meet with you to plan your treatment for a final result that meets your needs and expectations. Dental lasers offer several key benefits:
- No scalpels and in most cases no sutures
- Less pain and discomfort
- Minimal bleeding or swelling
- Little to no downtime
- Accurate treatment
Laser treatment also stimulates the body’s natural healing response, which minimizes side effects and improves recovery.
Schedule A Consultation
Ridgetop Dental offers free consultations to discuss gum contouring and how it can address your unique dental health or cosmetic concerns. To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online or call one of our two Northern VA office locations:
- Sterling: (703) 520-7410
- Reston: (571) 313-7010