Dentistry is much more than just working on teeth. Your teeth are surrounded by your gums, and people see them whenever you smile. But sometimes people feel their smile shows too much of their gums. As with discolored smiles, a “gummy smile” treatment can make you feel so self-conscious that you lose confidence and try to avoid smiling. At our Aventura, FL dental office, we offer nonsurgical gum reshaping treatment to reshape your gums and get you back to loving your smile.

What Is A “Gummy Smile”?

The term “gummy smile” treatment is unofficial, but it seems to describe the problem well enough. You have a gummy smile when your gumline goes too far over your teeth. All teeth are supposed to be partially covered by gums, as this helps protect the roots. But when gums cover too much of your teeth, it can look odd and make you worry about what other people are going to think about your smile. If you feel your teeth are too small, that’s probably because your gums are covering too much of them. In a perfect world, your gums would look smooth and even. But in the real world, things can look worse.

What Causes A Gummy Smile?

There are a number of factors that can affect where your gumline sits on your teeth. For some people, their adult teeth came in slightly wrong or not far enough, leaving too much covered by the gums. Your lip could also rise up higher than normal, showing too much of your gums. But for some people, nothing is wrong — that’s just the way things are for you.

What Can Be Done?

We can make your teeth look longer, and your smile look more natural, by moving the gumline farther away from the visible portion of the teeth. Dr. Bistritz has the training and technology to offer laser gum reshaping treatment Aventura, FL.

With this dental procedure, a laser gently removes very small portions of the gumline to allow more of your natural teeth to show. First, your teeth and gums are cleaned to get them ready for the procedure. Then a local anesthetic is applied to the gums to make sure there is little to no discomfort. Once ready, Dr. Bistritz will use the laser to gently and safely remove excess gum tissue. Since lasers cauterize at the same time they cut away, there is usually no bleeding and no need for stitches. Between the local anesthetic and the unique qualities of the laser, the treatment is virtually painless.

How Does Gum Reshaping Help?

By taking away very small parts of your gumline in a way that is painless and bloodless, more of your teeth is exposed. This makes your teeth appear larger and longer, giving you the smile you want and returning your confidence and self-esteem.

Thanks to the use of lasers, gum reshaping treatment Aventura, FL has become a simpler and essentially painless procedure. If you have any questions about our gummy smile treatment, or to schedule your next appointment, call us today at 786-681-1127 or use our convenient online form.

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